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Shop Closing Hours (Report)

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, following representations which have been made to him, he proposes to give effect to the recommendations of the Gowers Committee in their Interim Report on Shop Closing Hours and extend the number of Sundays on which local authorities of holiday resorts may by order permit shops to be opened for the purpose of any of the transactions specified in the Seventh Schedule of the Shops Act, 1950.

This will be fully considered when the time comes to introduce legislation to amend the Shops Act, but for the present I am not in a position to make any statement.