CLAUSE 1.—(Business of retail dealer in meat not to be carried on on Sunday.)
§ 11.6 a. m.
§ Mr. LIDDALL
I beg to move, in page 1, line 9, after "shall," to insert "for the purposes of that business."
I hope that hon. Members will not be unduly alarmed by the number of proposed Amendments which appear on the Order Paper. They do not in any way affect or interfere with the principle of the Bill, and have been put down in order to meet certain criticisms which, I understand, have been raised by the Home Office, and to bring the Measure into line with the Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill. The whole of the proposed Amendments on the Order Paper in the name of myself and of the hon. Member for South Croydon Mr. H. G. Williams) are, in effect, nothing but drafting Amendments. This first Amendment has been put down to meet those cases, few in number, where the business of a retail dealer in butchers' meat is carried on in a shop from which other commodities are also sold. Although a shop may remain open on Sundays for some purposes it will be unlawful to sell butchers' meat from the same shop.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
I rise only to express my agreement with what has been said by the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. Liddall). All these Amendments are, in fact, of a drafting character.
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
On a Private Members' Bill everybody is entitled to his own opinion, but I appeal to all those who agree with me to support the hon. Member and the representative of the Home Office. These appear to be nothing but drafting Amendments.
Amendment agreed to.