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MP warns on Sunday trading hours move after London 2012 extension

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: August 13, 2012

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Extending unrestricted Sunday trading beyond the summer would be a “major breach of trust” by the Government, a Tory MP will warn today amid reports ministers are keen on the move.

Mark Pritchard said he would oppose prolonging an eight-weekend extension brought in for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in a bid to capitalise on the influx of visitors.

The law was approved by the Commons after ministers guaranteed that it would not be used as a “Trojan horse” for the introduction of a permanent relaxation of trading hours.

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