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Shops (Closing Hours)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 8 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to implement the recommendation of the Gowers Committee that seaside shops be permitted to open on 23 Sundays instead of 18 Sundays in the year; and if he will make a statement.

This is one of the recommendations for changes in the law on the closing hours of shops which I have under consideration with a view to legislation; but I regret that I cannot say when it will be possible to introduce the legislation.