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Charities (Sunday Sporting Events)

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 6 July 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that a number of sporting events in Manchester and elsewhere in aid of recognised charities, intended to take place on a Sunday, have been cancelled following the threat of common informer proceedings; and what action he proposes to take to make it possible for such events, operating on a non-profit basis, to take place without the participants being subject to the penalties present operative in law.

I have seen a few recent Press reports, but regret I cannot hold out hope at the present time of introducing amending legislation on the very controversial question of which Sunday entertainments in aid of charities forms part.