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Sunday Shopping

EDM (Early Day Motion) 791: tabled on 26 March 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the launch of OPEN (Outlets Providing for Everyday Needs), the new campaign by small, local shops to be allowed to sell their full range of goods early till late seven days a week; notes that the present Shops Act 1950 is outdated, muddled and unpopular; recognises that four million customers visit their local shop every Sunday; and urges the Government to fulfil its pledge to bring sense and consistency to trading law.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

Sunday Shopping (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'week' to end and add 'provided such shops are genuinely small, unlike those likely to be permitted by the limit of 3, 000 square feet presently advocated by OPEN.'.
Conservative, Orpington
1
signature
EDM 791A1: tabled on 30 March 1990
Sunday Shopping (Amendment 2)
At end add 'and further, that the OPEN campaign be encouraged to continue its discussions with the Keep Sunday Special campaign, so that an agreed consensus may be reached which is in the interests of families, employees, consumers and the long term national interest'.
Conservative, Hyndburn
2
signatures
EDM 791A2: tabled on 4 April 1990
Sunday Shopping (Amendment 3)
At end add 'further, that the OPEN Campaign be encouraged to continue its discussions with the Keep Sunday Special Campaign so that an agreed consensus may be reached which is in the interests of families, employees, consumers and the long-term national interest.'
Conservative, Rugby and Kenilworth
2
signatures
EDM 791A3: tabled on 19 April 1990