HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 cc1302-3W
Mr. Ammon

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered a report from the chief constable of Chesterfield to the licensing magistrates relating to the attendance at places of entertainment on Sunday afternoons and evenings of adults, soldiers and children, stating that few-soldiers were present, and that Sunday opening was having a bad effect on juveniles; and whether this and similar reports were taken into consideration before consenting to the opening of places of entertainment on Sundays?

Mr. H. Morrison

The document to which my hon. Friend refers gives certain statistical information about the attendance at cinemas in Chesterfield on three recent Sundays without further comment. I have no information to indicate that the facilities afforded by the Defence Regulation made in December, 1939, are not being fully appreciated by the troops generally or that they are having any adverse effect on the conduct of juveniles.