HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 cc1298-9W
Mr. Mabane

asked the Home Secretary whether he is satisfied that the provisions of the Shops Acts relating to half-day closing are being satisfactorily observed and that the maximum fines for breaches of the law in this respect are adequate?

Sir S. Hoare

I have no reason to think that, generally speaking, the provisions to which my hon. Friend refers are not being properly observed, or that the maximum penalties provided by the Statute are not adequate for their purpose.