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Shops Act 1950

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State tor the Home Department what representations his Department has received since 1977 calling for the repeal of section 37 of the Shops Act 1950, as amended by the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963, which requires a seat to be provided behind the counter for the use of women employed as shop assistants.

No such representations have been received by either the Home Office or the Department of Employment. I should add that section 37 of the Shops Act 1950 was repealed in 1964 by the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 except in relation to premises which are in a covered market place.