Documents to download

This Library Note provides information on the Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill which is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 24 April 2012.

The Note sets out the current Sunday trading laws, examines the background to the announcement of the Bill in the 2012 Budget, and describes the provisions of the Bill and the fast-track procedure that will be used to expedite its passage through the House of Lords. It also examines reactions to the Bill and provides a brief history of Sunday trading laws in England and Wales.


Documents to download

Related posts

  • In August 2020, Northampton saw an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. A large number of these transmissions were traced back to the Greencore factory in Northampton. On 21 August 2020, workers and their households were told to self-isolate for 14 days to limit the risk of further spread of the disease in the community, and to avoid a local lockdown. This article looks at the regulations introduced to enforce the restrictions.

  • The Fire Safety Bill is a government bill, and forms part of the Government’s response to the Grenfell fire. It seeks to clarify the scope of the Fire Safety Order 2005, specifically to ensure that the responsible person or duty-holder for multi-occupied, residential buildings must manage and reduce the risk of fire for the structure and external walls of the building, including cladding, balconies and windows; and for entrance doors to individual flats that open into common parts.