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Sunday Trading

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 68557, tabled on 20 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the hours of trading on Sundays for shops larger than 280 square metres.

Answered on

24 March 2017

The Government assessed the Sunday Trading Act previously and sought to change the rules last year by providing a power so that local authorities could take decisions on extending Sunday trading hours locally.

Parliament decided not to support those proposals and the Government has no plans to bring forward further legislation at this time.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy