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Pedlars Acts

Volume 572: debated on Tuesday 7 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What representations they have received on their proposal to repeal the Pedlars Acts 1871 and 1881; what was the nature of those responses; and when they expect to announce the course of action they propose to take on this matter.

We have received 27 representations from organisations and individuals about the proposal in our October 1994 consultation paper to repeal the Pedlars Acts. Opinion on the merits of repeal is almost equally divided. We are considering the responses alongside a separate review of street trading legislation and hope to reach a conclusion soon.