Require the Secretary of State to permit local authorities to vary restrictions on
Sunday trading on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
Notwithstanding anything in any enactment or statutory instrument the
Secretary of State must by order give powers to local authorities to vary
existing Sunday trading laws for the period from 27 July 2012 to 9 September
2012, this being the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Orders under this section shall be made by statutory instrument and shall be
subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of
In this Act “Sunday trading laws” means the provisions of the Sunday Trading
(1) This Act may be cited as the Sunday Trading (Amendment) Act 2011.
This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with
the day on which it is passed.
(3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.