HC Deb 19 February 1931 vol 248 c1479W

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that a concert at the Dominion Theatre last Sunday evening, all the proceeds of which were to be devoted to charity, had to be cancelled; and, in view of the fact that the cinema theatres in the West End of London were open on that night, in violation of the law, what action he proposes to take in the matter?


I understand that the Lord Chamberlain decided that, in view of the recent judgment in the Court of Appeal, he had no alternative but to cancel the licences he had hitherto given for Sunday entertainments in the theatres under his jurisdiction. The licensing of the cinemas referred to is a matter for the London County Council, and I have no authority to take any action.