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Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: New Clause. — (Special provisions as to seaside resorts.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: This new Clause drives not a coach-and-four but a whole convoy of motor omnibuses right through the Bill. I do not wish to press any further the devastating inquiry as to what is a seaside resort and why. If the words used were "pleasure resort" the question would be easier to answer. What I had in mind was the Lakes. It is true that they are fresh water and not salt water, and are not...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: It we are to regard this as a drafting Amendment, we must now have a definition in the Schedule as to what the Jewish Sabbath is. It is a perfectly well-known institution. It runs from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. The universal custom, as shown by the Select Committee of this House of 1843 was then, and still is, for orthodox Jews to cease all forms of business from sundown on...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: In that case, why put in the word "Jewish"? The interjection of the hon. Member is well in-

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: The number of orthodox Jews in this country who genuinely observe the Jewish Sabbath is, for practical purposes, negligible, and that is very well known. We are opening here a new door in legislation. It is a completely new precedent to make special allowances for Jews or others in regard to the Sabbath in this way. It is a most dangerous thing. It may not be technically correct to say that...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: How many of them are there?

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: There are very few who do it.

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Is my hon. Friend prepared to have those days scheduled as compulsory closing days in respect of Jews?

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I wish to add my voice very briefly to the list of those who oppose this Amendment and to hope that it will not be considered for a moment. In my view, it is impossible to over-estimate the damage that may be done in many areas by Clause 5 as it stands, and it will be very much worse if it is amended as is here proposed. There will be nothing to prevent the great majority of shops in all...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I hope the House will not allow this Amendment to go through without some further statement from the Under-Secretary on what is involved. Here we have, for the first time in the history of our country, a religious test which is to be applied by a Home Office prescription. There is no provision for it to be put forward as a Statutory rule or Order. It will be done privately, after consultation...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provision for Jewish traders.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: The Amendment is quite good enough as it stands, and I hope that we shall not put further obligations upon another place, in spite of the appeal which has been made. Apart from that, may I explain to my hon. Friends and to the House, and by way of apology, that had the Jewish Board of Deputies been in communication with me in the past fortnight, as they were a fortnight ago, and had I had...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 6. — (Special provisions for London.) (24 Apr 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I cannot agree with the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies) in supporting the Amendment, which seems to me to be administratively impracticable. There is no electoral roll of street traders. Those who are organised are organised for one purpose, and their organisation may not include those who oppose the majority. It is not dignified to ask the London County Council to be guided by...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 7. — (Provisions as to delivery of goods.) (1 May 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I beg to move, in page 8, line 5, at the end, to insert: (c) in the case of shops exempted under section five of this Act on any Sunday when the succeeding Monday is a Jewish holy day. We understand, from petitions and circulars which have reached us and from statements which have been made by the promoters of the Bill or on their behalf, that, when the question of exemptions under Clause 5...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 7. — (Provisions as to delivery of goods.) (1 May 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I cannot allow my hon. Friend's remarks to pass unchallenged. The 15 Jewish holy days to which I refer could not conceivably, in more than two or three cases, fall on a Monday. They do not depend upon the seven days of the week, and it would be quite exceptional for more than two, or three at the most, to fall on a Monday. I confess, Mr. Speaker, that I am in somewhat of a difficulty because...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 7. — (Provisions as to delivery of goods.) (1 May 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I can only speak again with the consent of the House. I rose merely to rebut the suggestion that I was trying to destroy the Bill, and was not serious. Having done that, I willingly respond to the appeal of my hon. Friend the promoter of the Bill, and beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 8. — (Miscellaneous savings.) (1 May 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I beg to move, in page 8, line 42, after "hotel," to insert "or club." Sub-section (4) of Clause 8 refers solely to hairdressers and barbers, and the object of this Amendment is simply to make it possible for hairdressers and barbers to attend members of clubs not less freely than residents in hotels. It is a widespread custom throughout the country for hairdressers and barbers to be in...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 8. — (Miscellaneous savings.) (1 May 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Not more than in hotels. The Shops Acts, 1912, and other legislation makes it quite clear that if a person works on a Sunday be should get compensatory holidays at other times in the year. It will not affect the law as hours of employment are concerned.

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 8. — (Miscellaneous savings.) (1 May 1936)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: The Amendment does not preclude fresh clubs opening fresh hairdressers' shops any more than it precludes fresh hotels opening fresh hairdressing shops. So far as a barber who comes into a club is concerned, he differs in no way from a barber who enters a hotel in order to give his services to some private person. That, according to Halsbury's Laws of England, is legal, provided the man is a...


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