Do you work in retail? Are you a shopper who enjoys the Boxing Day sales? Inform the petition debate on Boxing Day shopping.
Debate in Parliament
On Monday 12 December 2016, MPs will debate a petition calling for all retail to be closed on boxing day. The petition reads:
"Close all retail on boxing day, retail isn't needed on boxing day!
Christmas is a family time, the one day is not enough time to see two sides of families, retail workers work extremely hard during the Christmas run up and only get the one day. If only everywhere could be closed boxing day! Some things are needed over the festive period, retail isn't one of them."
The Petitions Committee wants to hear your views to help inform the debate. In particular, they would like to know:
- If Parliament banned retail stores from opening on Boxing Day, what effect would that have on you?
- How important are Boxing Day sales to you?
- If you're a retail worker, do you have any choice about working on Boxing Day? Do you get extra pay for working on Boxing Day?
- If you were an MP, what questions would you ask the Government during the debate in Parliament?
Your comments will be summarised and shared with MPs taking part in the debate.
This forum is pre-moderated and comments that breach the online discussion rules will not be posted.
The forum is now closed. The deadline for comments was midnight on Tuesday 6 December 2016.