§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Records of changes to Home Office rules and regulations are not kept in the precise form requested, but the following are the main changes made to Home Office legislation affecting business in the last 12 months:
- the Sunday Trading Act 1994 has reduced and clarified the restrictions on Sunday Trading;
- the Shops Act 1950 has been abolished;
- the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act included amendments to the Licensing Act 1964, the Sunday Observance Act 1780, the Charities Acts 1992 and 1993 and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963.
These changes have not significantly affected Home Office manpower since the Home Office was not generally responsible for enforcing the legislation concerned.