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Sunday Trading

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the present law on Sunday trading ; what representations he has received for changes in the law ; and if he will make a statement.

A number of hon. Members and others have drawn my attention to the anomalies in the present law on Sunday trading, and we are examining the restraints which the Shops Act 1950 places on shopping hours and trading on Sunday. But we do not expect there to be an early opportunity for Government legislation on this subject.