HC Deb 21 April 1988 vol 131 c522W
51. Mr. Cran

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received since April 1986 favouring a liberalisation of Sunday trading; what evidence he has concerning the inconsistent enforcement of the existing law; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

Between 15 April 1986 and 12 April 1988 we received 512 written representations, broadly in favour of liberalisation. We have some evidence on the pattern of enforcement in the country, but it is incomplete. I understand, however, that my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General has asked the Association of District Councils to obtain an authoritative picture of the enforcement effort undertaken by local authorities.

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