1 MARCH 1930, Page 22


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—It was pleasing to hear from Capt. Larking that his .Early Closing Association was largely responsible for the passing of the " Seats for Shop Assistants" Act. Cannot his Association go a step farther and see that the provisions of the Act are carried out ? At present, from all accounts, "they are more honoured in the breach than in the observance. :One can hardly expect young shop girls to take the initiative with regard to breaches of the Act, seeing that complaints of this sort would expose them. to probable, dismissal—on some,

other pretext, of course.—I am, Sir, &c., H. DALE.