Shops Act, 1950

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th April 1959.

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Photo of Sir Frank Medlicott Sir Frank Medlicott , Norfolk Central 12:00 am, 9th April 1959

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the difficulties which continue to be experienced in administering various provisions of the Shops Act, 1950, particularly in relation to early-closing days; and if he is yet in a position to introduce amending legislation to remove the anomalies which now exist.

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

I know there are difficulties, but I can make no statement at present about legislation.

Photo of Sir Frank Medlicott Sir Frank Medlicott , Norfolk Central

Even if my right hon. Friend and his colleagues cannot bring in the necessary legislation in this Parliament, they will no doubt be able to do so in the next.

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

We had better wait and see.