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Sunday Trading Act 1994

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Large shops not to open on Sunday except in accordance with notice to local authority

2(1)Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below, a large shop shall not be open on Sunday for the serving of retail customers.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above does not apply in relation to—

(a)any of the shops mentioned in paragraph 3(1) below, or

(b)any shop in respect of which a notice under paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 2 to this Act (shops occupied by persons observing the Jewish Sabbath) has effect.

(3)Where a notice under paragraph 4 below has effect in relation to a shop, sub-paragraph (1) above does not apply in relation to the shop during the permitted Sunday opening hours specified in the notice, but this sub-paragraph has effect subject to sub-paragraph (4) below.

(4)The exemption conferred by sub-paragraph (3) above does not apply where the Sunday is Easter Day or Christmas Day.

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