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MP reassured over Olympic Sunday trading
9:40am Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in Oxford
OXFORD East MP Andrew Smith raised concerns that plans for a temporary relaxation of Sunday trading hours during the Olympics could become more permanent.
As MPs voted through the changes, Mr Smith sought a promise from Government that the move to suspend restrictions over eight Sundays in the summer would “not be used as a Trojan horse to bring forward wider measures of deregulation.”
He was told it would not be used as a precedent.