§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make it his policy to accept the REST proposals as the basis for achieving consensus on rationalising Sunday trading legislation.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
As I said in my statement on 27 November at columns 919–927, it would not be sensible to settle policy on the merits of proposals to restrict trading in types of classes of goods until the compatibility of such measures with Community law has been determined. The REST proposals are in this category.