§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations he has had with representatives of take-away and fast food shops with regard to amending the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill with respect to a later closing hour for such establishments than that proposed by the Government; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Raison
In accordance with the undertakings which I gave during the Committee stage of this Bill, the Home Office has sought the views of all three organisations representing takeaway and fast food shops216W on proposed additional safeguards for the operators of these shops. We are also consulting the local authority associations.