HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c510W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many representations he has received from bodies representing industry, local government, religious organisations, voluntary bodies or private individuals concerning the Government's proposals to abolish restrictions on Sunday trading in Wales.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Since publication of the Shops Bill on 15 November 1985 I have received 36 representations from religious organisations, 39 from private individuals and one from a shopkeeper, together with two petitions signed by 76 and 33 individuals, respectively. I have received no representations from industry, local government or voluntary bodies.

Mr. Ray Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales on what aspects of the Government's proposals for abolition of restrictions on Sunday trading he answers parliamentary questions as they affect Wales.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Sunday trading is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary. I answer questions only on the number of representations which are sent to me or my Department.