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OGMORE PENSIONS COMMITTEE.

THE LICENSING BILL. .

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THE LICENSING BILL. SPEECH BY MR. BRACE IN THE HOUSE. SHORTER SUNDAY HOURS IN ENGLAND. Speaking in the House of Commons on Fri- day, on the subject of limiting the hours of opening of public-houses in En-gland on Sun- days. Mr. W. Brace (South Glamorgan) said 'as a member of the working classes, as a resi- dent at Newport in Monmouth. and as a Mem- ber for Glamorganshire that he had no hesi- tation in- associating himself with the pro- posal for limiting the hours during which public-houses were kept open on Sundav. He had been surprised that the basis of the -at- taok that had been leveiied against the Gov- ernment proposals Avas that it would encour- age the opening of clubs. If hon. gentlemen believed that, it was their duty to table amendments of a 'n' re drastic character dea.1- lng with clubs rati., r than make it an excuse for not supporting a reasonable proposal such as this. Tiie right hon. gentleman had ex- pressed a fear that the limitine of the hours to three on Sundays might encourage the con- sumption of spirits iinstead of beer, but it was cheaper for them to get in beer on a. Ra.tn .rrJiQ v 1,.tYht- +ikon + „ A .&J..Eu tix.ct.11 oyu it?, aiiu l'UI..I uangt'r was one that need not be seriously apprehen- ded. Might he bring forward the claims of the family? He had listened carefully to bear the family note struck in the discussion. All the fear had been as to what the drinker was to do. What about his family? Take a concrete case. On a Sunday tfte man who was given to poing to the public-house to drink went out at about half-past eleven or twelve and went into the public-house at half- past twelve and stayed, not to get the dinner beer but until half-past two. and went hene drunk or partially drunk. He was a nuis- ance to himself and to his family. Instead of having his dinner with his wife and child- ren on the only day in the week that he could spend with them, he was encouraged to go to the public-house and stay till half-past two. It was to put an end to that and in1 order that the families should have greater consideration than they had had. that he strongly supported the proposal. It was said they wanted to make sobriety compulsory by Act of Parliament. Surelv hon. Members were not so foolish as to think they were go- ing to do that. Thev had never thought that by the passing of this measure they were going to make people sober. What they claimed for the Bill was that they would re- duce the opportunities or temptations by which men were tempted to drink to the point of abuse. As a Welsh Member, as a resident in Monmouthshire who had seen close at hand the working of the Sunday Closing Act. he had no hesitation in declaring that as this to some degree carried them forward to com- plete closing he supported the proposal, and he should expect to see the n<rht hon. gentle- man the Leader of the Opposition in the same Lobby with them and carrying a number of his friends with him in snnoort of the whole proposal, believing as he did that the House might well give attention to the claims of the family rather than to the man who spent his Sunday in seeking opportunities for drink.

HOCKEY.

HORSE SALE AT ST. FAG AITS.

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