Provide for the extension of Christmas Day restrictions on the opening of
retail premises to Remembrance Sunday; 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:—
A large shop must not be open on Remembrance Sunday for the serving of
Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the shops mentioned in paragraph 3(1)
of Schedule 1 to the 1994 Act.
If subsection (1) is contravened in relation to a shop, the occupier of the shop is
liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50,000.
(4) In this section—
“large shop” has the same meaning as in Schedule 1 to the 1994 Act;
“retail customer” and “shop” have the same meaning as in that Schedule.
Where a shop which is prohibited by section 1 from opening on Remembrance
Sunday is located in a loading control area, the occupier of the shop must not
load or unload, or permit any other person to load or unload, goods from a
vehicle at the shop before 9 a.m. on Remembrance Sunday in connection with
the trade or business carried on in the shop, unless the loading or unloading is
with the consent of the local authority for the area in which the shop is
situated, granted in accordance with this section, and
in accordance with any conditions subject to which that consent is
A person who contravenes subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a
fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
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In this section, “loading control area” means any area designated by a local
authority as a loading control area in accordance with section 2 of the 1994 Act.
It is the duty of every local authority to enforce within their area the provisions
of sections 1 and 2.
For the purposes of their duties under subsection (1), it is the duty of every
local authority to appoint inspectors, who may be the same persons as those
appointed as inspectors by the local authority under paragraph 2 of Schedule
2 to the 1994 Act.
Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 2 to the 1994 Act (powers of entry and
obstruction of inspectors) apply in respect of inspectors appointed under
subsection (2) as they apply to inspectors appointed under paragraph 2 of that
Schedule and, for the purposes of paragraph 3 of that Schedule as so applied,
the reference in that paragraph to the provisions of Schedules 1 and 3 to the
1994 Act is to be taken to be a reference to the provisions of sections 1 and 2 of
Paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of Schedule 2 to the 1994 Act (offences due to fault of
other person, offences by body corporate and defence of due diligence) apply
in respect of the offence under sections 1 and 2 as they apply in respect of
offences under the 1994 Act.
In this section “local authority” has the meaning given by section 8 of the 1994
(1) The 1994 Act is amended as follows.
In Schedule 1 (restrictions on Sunday opening of large shops), after paragraph
Nothing in this paragraph applies where the Sunday is
Remembrance Sunday (the opening of large shops on Remembrance
Sunday being prohibited by section 1 of the Remembrance Sunday
(Closure of Shops) Act 2011).”
In Schedule 3 (loading and unloading at large shops on Sunday morning), after
paragraph 10 insert—
Paragraph 2 does not apply where the Sunday is Remembrance
Sunday (loading and unloading at large shops on Remembrance
Sunday being regulated by section 2 of the Remembrance Sunday
(Closure of Shops) Act 2011).”
This Act may be cited as the Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) Act
(2) In this Act “the 1994 Act” means the Sunday Trading Act 1994.
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This Act comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order
made by statutory instrument appoint.
(4) This Act extends to England and Wales only.