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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.

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