§ Mr. Raison
The information available, which may be incomplete, is given for 1979–81 in the following table. Information for 1982 is not yet available.
Defendants proceeded against for offences against the Sunday trading laws England and Wales Year Numbers 1979 294 1980 323 1981 440
The responsibility for initiating prosecutions under the Shops Act 1950 falls upon the local authority—generally the district council.