Shops Act (Prosecution, Oban).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll


asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to the recent prosecution under the Shops Act, 1912, of Robert Lindsay and five other jewellers in Oban; is he aware that these jewellers constitute a clear majority of that particular class, and that they have thrice petitioned the local authority, in 1924, 1925, and 1926, craving exemption from closing their place of business on any weekly half-holiday in terms of Subsection (4) of Section 4 of the Shops Act, 1912, but the local authority have declined to give effect to their petitions; and will he inquire into this case?