§ Mr. PORRITT
asked the Home Secretary whether any inspector has been appointed under the Shops Act for the Borough of Heywood; and whether, in view of the recent complaints with regard to the administration of the Shops Act in this borough, he can make any statement as to the present position?
§ Sir J. SIMON
I am informed that it is the practice at Heywood to appoint two police officers to act as shops inspectors. The present inspectors were appointed in March, 1935, and May, 1936, respectively, on the retirement of the previous holders. I understand that the appointment of an additional sanitary inspector in connection, inter alia, with the enforcement of the health provisions of the Shops Act, 1934, is in contemplation.2289W