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Sunday Trading

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Lord President of the Council when his office last scheduled a meeting with Viscount Brentford concerning Sunday trading; when he last met Viscount Brentford; when he next expects to meet Viscount Brentford; and if he will make a statement.

I have had requests for meetings both from Lord Brentford in his capacity as chairman of the Keep Sunday Special Campaign and from the director of the Shopping Hours Reform Council. I have already made it clear that the Government see no prospect for legislation on Sunday trading in this Session of Parliament, and it would be inappropriate for me to enter into any discussions with either organisation as the issues are for my right hon. Friend the Minister of State at the Home Office. I therefore declined both requests at this stage.