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Sunday Trading

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made in considering Sunday trading.

Since the defeat of the Shops Bill, the Government have made it clear that they are prepared to consider reform short of total deregulation if a solution can be found which is widely accepted, enforceable, practicable and likely to command a parliamentary majority. No such solution has yet emerged and I see no prospect of sufficient support to enable us to put forward legislation in the near future.