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Sunday Trading Hours

Volume 607: debated on Wednesday 9 March 2016

The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that devolving the power to set Sunday trading hours to local councils will lead to longer Sunday opening hours; further that large stores should not be open longer on Sundays; further that longer opening hours would change the nature of Sundays forever; further that millions more people would be required to work on Sundays; and further that a local petition on this matter has been signed by over 300 individuals.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons opposes Government proposals to devolve the power to set Sunday trading hours to local councils and introduce longer Sunday opening hours.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Frank Field.]

[P001679]