asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that local authorities have adequate powers to control the operation of Sunday markets so as to prevent nuisance to residents in the vicinity concerned; and if he will make a statement.
Local authorities can use various powers to control Sunday trading and to prevent nuisance or harm to amenity. My right hon. Friend has no reason to suppose that these are inadequate. If the hon. Gentleman has any particular case in mind he may care to write to me.