HC Deb 25 February 1999 vol 326 c389W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have to prevent or control the opening of shops on Christmas Day. [72606]

Mr. George Howarth

Shops may choose their opening hours, except on Sundays if they are over 280 square metres in area. The restrictions affect Christmas Day but only when it falls on a Sunday. We have no plans to change the present law.