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Patnick, Irvine

Pawsey, James

Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth

Pickthall, Colin

Pike, Peter L.

Pope, Greg

Porter, David (Waveney)

Powell, Ray (Ogmore)

Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lew'm E)

Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)

Quin, Ms Joyce

Radice, Giles

Raynsford, Nick

Redmond, Martin

Rifkind, Rt Hon. Malcolm

Roberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn

Roche, Mrs. Barbara

Rowlands, Ted

Ruddock, Joan

Sedgemore, Brian

Sheerman, Barry

Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert

Shore, Rt Hon Peter

Short, Clare

Simpson, Alan

Skinner, Dennis

Smith, Andrew (Oxford E)

Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)

Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)

Smyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)

Spearing, Nigel

Spellar, John

Spencer, Sir Derek

Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)

Spink, Dr Robert

Squire, Rachel (Dunfermline W)

Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)

Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John

Steel, Rt Hon Sir David

Steinberg, Gerry

Stephen, Michael

Stott, Roger

Tapsell, Sir Peter

Taylor, Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)

Taylor, Ian (Esher)

Taylor, Matthew (Truro)

Thomason, Roy

Thompson, Jack (Wansbeck)

Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)

Thornton, Sir Malcolm

Timms, Stephen

Tipping, Paddy

Tracey, Richard

Trimble, David

Trotter, Neville

Turner, Dennis

Tyler, Paul

Vaz, Keith

Walden, George

Walker, Rt Hon Sir Harold

Walley, Joan

Wardell, Gareth (Gower)

Wardle, Charles (Bexhill)

Wareing, Robert N

Wicks, Malcolm

Widdecombe, Ann

Wigley, Dafydd

Wilkinson, John

Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Sw'n W)

Williams, Alan W (Carmarthen)

Winnick, David

Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)

Winterton, Nicholas (Macc'f'ld)

Worthington, Tony

Wright, Dr Tony

Young, Rt Hon Sir George

Tellers for the Noes :

Mr. David Alton and

Mr. Stuart Bell.

Question accordingly negatived.

Lords amendments Nos. 10 and 11 agreed to .

Amendment made to Lords amendment No. 12, to leave out (ba) or (bb)' and insert or (ba)'--[ Mr.Peter Lloyd .]

Lords amendment No. 12, as amended, agreed to .

Lords amendments Nos. 13 to 24 agreed to .

Schedule 4 --

Rights of shop workers as respects Sunday working

Lords amendment : No. 25, in page 10, line 47, at end insert

(" "catering business" means

(a) the sale of meals, refreshments or intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises on which they are sold, or

(b) the sale of meals or refreshments prepared to order for immediate consumption off the premises.")

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.-- [Mr. Peter Lloyd.]

Mr. Deputy Speaker : With this it will be convenient to take Lords amendments Nos. 26 to 43.

Mr. Ray Powell : On the amendments dealing with employment protection, it was emphasised in Committee and on the Floor of the House that not only would staff who were expected to work on Sundays be given an enhanced payment--we talked about double time--but fuller protection than is currently in the Bill. As we are reaching the final stage of the Bill, some of us are alarmed that no protection is given to the hundreds of thousands of shop workers who will be expected to work on Sundays.

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Will the Government consider introducing some sort of amendments or statutory instrument so that employees compelled to work on Sundays will be given some protection ? The least that those who have been demanding for years that shops be open on Sundays should do is give one of the most poorly paid group of workers in the country--shop workers--a decent wage when they give up their Sundays to provide a service to the shop and the country. The least that we can do is ask the House to consider that at the first opportunity, so that workers receive the enhanced payment promised to them when the Bill was in Committee and elsewhere.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 26 to 43 agreed to.


That a Committee be appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their amendment No. 9.--[ Mr. Peter Lloyd. ]


That Mr. James Arbuthnot, Dr. Liam Fox, Mr. Peter Lloyd, Mr. Alan Meale and Ms Joan Ruddock be members of the Committee.--[ Mr. Peter Lloyd. ]


That three be the quorum of the Committee.--[ Mr. Peter Lloyd. ] Ordered,

That the Committee do withdraw immediately.--[ Mr. Peter Lloyd. ] Reason for disagreeing to Lords amendment No. 9 reported, and agreed to ; to be communicated to the Lords.

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