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Shops Act 1950

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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Q57.

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the interest of consumers, retailers, workers, local authorities and others into the issues raised by possible amendment of the Shops Act 1950, she will set up an inquiry into its operation particularly as regards Sunday trading.

No. The relevant considerations are already well known and I do not believe that an inquiry would make the issues any easier to resolve.