§ Mr. Blaker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Her Majesty's Government intend to initiate legislation to give effect to the recommendations in the White Paper, Retail Trading Hours, published in September, 1965.
§ Miss Bacon
The proposals in this document for amending the Shops Act, 1950, were put forward as a basis of discussion, and it was stated in the introduction that the Government were in no sense committed to them. The replies of over 100 national organisations consulted are being analysed. There is no prospect of legislation in this session.