Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill (HL Bill 139)




Suspend restrictions on Sunday trading hours for the period of the London
Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

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:—

1 Suspension of restriction on Sunday trading hours

(1) Paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1 to the Sunday Trading Act 1994 (which restricts
Sunday opening at large shops) does not apply during the suspension period.

(2) But Schedule 3 to that Act (which restricts loading and unloading at large
5shops on Sunday mornings) is to apply during the suspension period to any
shop to which it would apply during that period were it not for the
disapplication made by subsection (1).

(3) “The suspension period” means the part of the London Olympics period

(a) 10begins with Sunday 22 July 2012, and

(b) ends with Sunday 9 September 2012.

(4) “The London Olympics period” has the same meaning as in the London
Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 (see section 1(3) of that Act).

2 Duration, extent and short title

(1) 15This Act is repealed at the end of the suspension period (as defined by section

(2) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and
Paralympic Games) Act 2012.