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Shops Act 1950

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Hours of Closing

    1. Early closing days

      1. 1.Closing of shops on weekly half-holiday

    2. General closing hours

      1. 2.General closing hours

      2. 3.The late day

      3. 4.Special provision for tobacco and smokers' requisites

      4. 5.Special provision for newspapers and periodicals

      5. 6.Special provision for confectionery

      6. 7.Certain provisions as to general closing hours to be temporary

    3. Closing orders

      1. 8.Closing orders

      2. 9.Procedure for making closing orders

      3. 10.Local inquiries for the purpose of promoting and facilitating early closing

      4. 11.Revocation of closing orders

    4. Trading outside shops and shops with several trades

      1. 12.Trading elsewhere than in shops

      2. 13.Shops where more than one trade or business is carried on

    5. Supplemental

      1. 14.Offences under Part I

      2. 15.Expenses of Secretary of State

      3. 16.Local inquiries

  3. Part II Conditions of Employment

    1. Statutory half-holiday and meal-times

      1. 17.Statutory half-holiday for shop assistants

      2. 18.Modifications in application of s. 17 to young persons

      3. 19.Meal times

      4. 20.Modifications in application of s. 19 to young persons

      5. 21.Application of foregoing provisions to premises for the sale of refreshments

    2. Sunday employment in England and Wales

      1. 22.Sunday employment

      2. 23.Sunday employment in retail trading elsewhere than in shops

    3. Hours of employment of young persons

      1. 24.Hours of employment of persons between 16 and 18

      2. 25.Hours of employment of persons between 16 'and 18 in catering trade

      3. 26.Hours of employment of persons between 16 and 18 selling accessories for aircraft, motor vehicles and cycles

      4. 27.Hours of employment of persons under 16

      5. 28.Employment partly in factory and partly in shop

      6. 29.Method of computing hours of employment

      7. 30.Power to regulate employment in spells

      8. 31.Night employment

      9. 32.Records

      10. 33.Extension of foregoing provisions as to young persons to retail trading elsewhere than in shops

      11. 34.Cases where foregoing provisions as to employment of young persons do not apply

      12. 35.Birth certificates

      13. 36.Interpretation of provisions as to employment of young persons

    4. Arrangements for health and comfort of shop-workers

      1. 37.Seats for female shop-workers

      2. 38.Sanitary and other arrangements in shops

      3. 39.Apportionment of expenses under last section

  4. Part III Modifications of Parts I and II in Special Cases

    1. 40.Suspension of weekly half-holiday in holiday resorts

    2. 41.Alteration of general closing hours in holiday resorts and sea fishing centres

    3. 42.Alteration of general closing hours and closing orders for exhibitions

    4. 43.Suspension of general closing hours and closing orders on special occasions

    5. 44.Exemptions for post office business

    6. 45.Exemption for fairs, etc., and non-profit-making libraries

    7. 46.Exemption for Industrial and Provident Societies' libraries

  5. Part IV Sunday Trading

    1. General provisions in England and Wales

      1. 47.Closing of shops on Sunday

      2. 48.Partial exemption orders

      3. 49.Sale of meals and refreshments off the premises

      4. 50.Shops where several trades or businesses are carried on

      5. 51.Holiday resorts

      6. 52.Making and revocation of orders

      7. 53.Persons observing the Jewish Sabbath

      8. 54.Special provisions for London

      9. 55.Delivery of goods

      10. 56.Savings

      11. 57.Notices

      12. 58.Extension of foregoing provisions of Part IV to retail trading elsewhere than in shops

      13. 59.Offences connected with Sunday trading

    2. Retail meat dealers' shops in England and Wales

      1. 60.Exclusion of foregoing provisions as to Sunday trading in the case of retail meat dealers

      2. 61.Business of retail dealer in meat not to be carried on Sunday

      3. 62.Exemption as respects Jewish retail dealers in meat

      4. 63.Delivery of meat

      5. 64.Offences relating to dealing in butchers' meat on Sundays

      6. 65.Saving for ships and aircraft

    3. Foregoing provisions of Part IV not to extend to Scotland

      1. 66.Foregoing provisions of Part IV not to extend to Scotland

    4. Barbers and Hairdressers in Scotland

      1. 67.Business of hairdresser or barber not to be carried on on Sunday

  6. Part V General

    1. 68.Option to apply either this Act or the Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1938, in certain cases

    2. 69.Regulations

    3. 70.Proof and revocation of orders of local authorities

    4. 71.Enforcement

    5. 72.Further provision for enforcement

    6. 73.Local authorities

    7. 74.Interpretation

    8. 75.General application to Scotland

    9. 76.Repeal

    10. 77.Short title, extent and commencement

    1. First Schedule

      Trades and businesses exempted from the provisions as to weekly half-holiday

    2. Second Schedule

      Transactions not affected by general closing hours or by closing orders

    3. Third Schedule

      Intervals for meals

    4. Fourth Schedule

      Method of calculating the holidays to which any shop assistant is entitled under section forty-one of this Act

    5. Fifth Schedule

      Transactions for the purposes of which a shop may be open in England and Wales for the serving of customers on Sunday

    6. Sixth Schedule

      Transactions in respect of which a partial exemption order may be made under section forty-eight of this Act

    7. Seventh Schedule

      Transactions in respect of which an order may be made under section fifty-one of this Act

    8. Eighth Schedule

      Enactments repealed

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