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The Shops and Offices Act.

Christchurch, May 23 The Shopkeepers' Protection Association to-nigh'c decided upon a personal caava~s of its members:, stated to be 200, with a view of putting the position clearly before them with regard to remaining open after 0 o'clock. A nuotion was rtlso agreed to ask fjr the reppalof section 3 of the Act, aud Mint section 21 be made applicable to tho vholoof tha colony. This latter section gives the majority in the different trades "power to fix hours at which th^ir sh-ips should close. One speaker suggested that a conference of shopkeepers should be held to discuss the requirements of different trades with a view of formulating their demands for presentation to Parliament, and a committee comprising representatives of the different trades waa appointed to consider this amongst other matters. Several members were appointed to question members of Parliamont when thej address their constituents as to their intentions regarding the repeal of section 3.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6579, 25 May 1905

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The Shops and Offices Act. Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6579, 25 May 1905