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ISUNDAY TRADING

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SUNDAY TRADING DECISION OF THE SWANSEA TOWN COUNCIL The Sunday trading question was the subject of a debate at Swansea Council when resolutions were read from religi- ous bodies asking the Council to put into operation the Lord's Day Obser- vance Act with the view of obviating the evil. Alderman Daniel Jones, chairman of the Watch Committee, supported the proposal, and said that last Sunday there were 398 shops open in Swansea, including:— Sweetskops < 161 I Refreshment houses 62 Grocers' shops 62 Greengrocers. 32 Butchers 4 Newsagents 26 Tobacconists 18 Goneral,deaters 22 Dairies. 7 Hairdressers 1 Outfitter's ishop 1 Alderman David Davies moved a re- solution referring to the matter to the Watch CVmmi'tee together with an ins.rnct;on that they obtain further in- fo- -.at on on t he subject. He argued that the putting into operation of an obsolete Act would not bring about the desired effect. Mr. Laugharne Morgan concurred, and said that on the last occasion the Act was put into operation the small traders and wodows suffered, whilst those who could afford to pay the fines did a good trade. Alderman Tutton moved an amend- ment that the Lord's Day Observance Act be put in force, and said that un- less Sunday trading was stopped the evil would grow, and shop after shop would not only be opened on the Sab- bath, but much labour would have -to be employed. He contended it was not a matter for the Government at present, but that local bodies should know their own wants and requirements, and have the courage of their convictions. Alderman Ben Jones, Mr. Jno. Lewis, and others supported this amendment on Sabbatarian grounds, but Mr. Dd. Williams and several other members supported Mr. Davies' motion, mainly on the ground that the putting in operation of the old Act referred to would not stop Sunday trading. Eventually Mr. Davies' motion re- ferring the matter to the Watch Com- mittee for further information was car- ried by 17 to 14 votes.

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