HC Deb 23 April 1991 vol 189 c944

Mrs. Marion Roe accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Fifth Schedule to the Shops Act 1950 to make lawful the sale of garden supplies on Sundays: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 3 May and to be printed. [Bill 140.]

Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (Perth and Kinross)

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. My hon. Friend the Member for Broxbourne (Mrs. Roe), whom I thoroughly support in this matter, referred to Britain's gardeners. May I remind her that section 5 of the Shops Act 1950 has never applied to Scotland, which is a Calvinist country? We have never had any difficulty. We garden on Sundays, and we welcome it. After all, religion started in the Garden of Eden, and I think that she should copy the example of Scotland.