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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Reform of law relating to Sunday trading.

  3. 2. Loading and unloading at large shops on Sunday morning.

  4. 3. Construction of certain leases and agreements.

  5. 4. Rights of shop workers as respects Sunday working.

  6. 5. Exclusion of Part I of Shops Act 1950.

  7. 6. Consequential repeal or amendment of local Acts.

  8. 7. Expenses.

  9. 8. Meaning of “local authority”.

  10. 9. Short title, repeals, commencement and extent.

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Restrictions on Sunday opening of large shops

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “ alcohol ” has the same meaning...

      2. Restrictions on Sunday opening hours of large shops

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below, a large...

      3. Exemptions

        1. 3.(1) The shops referred to in paragraph 2(2)(a) above are—...

      4. Notice of proposed Sunday opening

        1. 4.(1) A person who is, or proposes to become, the...

      5. Register of shops

        1. 5.(1) Every local authority shall keep a register of shops...

      6. Duty to display notice

        1. 6.At any time when— (a) a large shop is open...

      7. Offences

        1. 7.(1) If paragraph 2(1) above is contravened in relation to...

        2. 8.Where a person is charged with having contravened paragraph 2(1)...

      8. Transitional provision

        1. 9.Any notice given for the purposes of paragraph 4(1) above...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Supplementary Provisions

      1. Part I General enforcement provisions

        1. Duty to enforce Act

          1. 1.It shall be the duty of every local authority to...

        2. Inspectors

          1. 2.For the purposes of their duties under paragraph 1 above...

        3. Powers of entry

          1. 3.An inspector appointed by a local authority under paragraph 2...

        4. Obstruction of inspectors

          1. 4.Any person who intentionally obstructs an inspector appointed under paragraph...

        5. Investigatory powers

          1. 4A.For the investigatory powers available to a local authority and...

        6. Offences due to fault of other person

          1. 5.Where the commission by any person of an offence under...

        7. Offences by bodies corporate

          1. 6.(1) Where an offence under this Act committed by a...

        8. Defence of due diligence

          1. 7.(1) In any proceedings for an offence under this Act...

      2. Part II Shops occupied by persons observing the Jewish Sabbath

        1. Shops occupied by persons of the Jewish religion

          1. 8.(1) A person of the Jewish religion who is the...

        2. Members of other religious bodies observing the Jewish Sabbath

          1. 9.Paragraph 8 above shall apply to persons who are members...

        3. Transitional provisions

          1. 10.(1) Any shop which is registered under section 53 of...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Loading and Unloading at Large Shops on Sunday Morning

      1. Shops to which Schedule applies

        1. 1.This Schedule applies to any shop— (a) which is a...

      2. Consent required for early Sunday loading and unloading

        1. 2.The occupier of a shop to which this Schedule applies...

        2. 3.(1) A consent under this Schedule may be granted subject...

      3. Application for consent

        1. 4.An application for a consent under this Schedule shall be...

        2. 5.An applicant for a consent under this Schedule shall pay...

        3. 6.(1) Where an application is duly made to the local...

      4. Revocation of consent

        1. 7.Where— (a) the occupier of a shop in respect of...

      5. Publication of consent

        1. 8.Where a local authority grant a consent under this Schedule,...

      6. Offence

        1. 9.A person who contravenes paragraph 2 above shall be liable...

      7. Christmas Day

        1. 10.Paragraph 2 does not apply where the Sunday is Christmas...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Rights of shop workers as respects Sunday working

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. Meaning of “protected shop worker”

        1. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. Notice of objection to Sunday working

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. Meaning of “opted-out shop worker”

        1. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. Meaning of “notice period”

        1. 6.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. Right not to be dismissed for refusing Sunday work

        1. 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. Exclusion of section 64(1) of Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978

        1. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. Right not to suffer detriment for refusing Sunday work

        1. 10.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. Employer’s duty to give explanatory statement

        1. 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      10. Effect of rights on contracts of employment

        1. 12.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 14.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      11. Proceedings for contravention of paragraph 10

        1. 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      12. Restrictions on contracting out of Schedule

        1. 17.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      13. Transitional modifications relating to maternity cases

        1. 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      14. Dismissal on grounds of assertion of statutory right

        1. 19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      15. Dismissal procedures agreements

        1. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      16. Conciliation

        1. 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      17. Application of certain other provisions of 1978 Act

        1. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      18. Keeping of records relating to Sunday employment

        1. 23.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      19. Employment of children in street trading on Sunday

        1. 24.In section 20 of the Children and Young Persons Act...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Repeals

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