HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 cc104-5W
Dr. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider seeking to amend the law relating to hours of Sunday opening, by those traders who are not exempt, by allowing local authorities in areas of intensive tourist pressure such as Windsor to permit shops to accommodate the tourist trade.

Dr. Summerskill

Section 51 of the Shops Act 1950 allows a local authority to make an order permitting shops in a holiday resort to be open on up to 18 Sundays a year for the purpose of the transactions specified in the Seventh Schedule to the Act. We have no plans at present for amendment of the law on this subject.