This week we mark the twentieth anniversary of the commencement of the provisions of the Sunday Trading Act (1994). This, most regrettably, allowed larger stores (ie, those over 3,000 sq ft) to open for a maximum of six hours between 10am and 6pm.
Sainsbury's former chief executive Justin King said the company is against moves to relax Sunday trading rules in England and Wales.
Thanks to the help of many of our supporters, both at Westminster and throughout the country, we were well prepared to put up a fight against the proposed amendments to deregulate Sunday trading legislation in the House of Commons last night.
News reaches us that another effort is to be made at Westminster to partially, or completely, deregulate Sunday trading in England and Wales.
Hospitals in the UK have a fraction of the number of doctors on site at weekends as they do during the week.