Sunday Trading

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

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.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

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.

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