HC Deb 24 February 1966 vol 725 cc132-3W
50. Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to annul the regulation whereby it is an offence for a pharmacist to sell a toothbrush or toothpaste after 6 p.m.

Mr. George Thomas

There is no such regulation. The general closing hour for shops laid down in the Shops Act, 1950, is 8 p.m., with 9 p.m. on one late night a week. Local authorities may by order fix a different closing hour, not earlier than 7 p.m.