MPs debate Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL]

01 May 2012

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, introduced the Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL] on Monday 30 April in the House of Commons. The Bill has been sent to the House of Lords to await Royal Assent.

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Chuka Umunna, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read all the proceeding on the Bill and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Summary of the Bill

The Sunday Trading (Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL] will suspend restrictions on Sunday trading hours for the period of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documents on the Sunday Trading (Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL]. Also find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

NB: [HL] refers to the fact that the Bill was first introduced in the House of Lords.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library has published a briefing paper on the Sunday Trading (Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL].

Proceedings on the Bill

The Bill received second reading on a division (Ayes 273; Noes 131). In Committee of the whole House Clauses 1-3 were agreed to without a division. The Bill received third reading on a division (Ayes 272; Noes 125).

Expedited legislation

On occasion, important Government Bills may receive their second and third reading on the same day in the House of Commons. The main Commons stages are passed within one day, although these Bills are not always similarly fast-tracked through the House of Lords.

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