§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of deregulation under the Shops Act as it applies to seaside resorts.
§ Mr. Mellor
Our plans for legislation to deregulate shop hours will mean that shopkeepers in seaside resorts will, in common with all other shopkeepers, be able to choose their own opening hours throughout the year. This will provide increased opportunities in seaside resorts for both shopkeepers and tourists.