The House: Alcohol on Sundays
MPs have voted in favour of alcohol sales on Sundays.
A remarkably brief debate after the long, passionate and reasoned argument over the drinking age saw the move to on-licence sales approved by 71 to 46.
The new law will allow Sunday trading, but see on-licence premises closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.
Two less restrictive options - All on-licence premises open every day of the year and Sunday trading, but closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day - were overwhelmingy defeated.
Immediately afterwards MPs voted ‘on the
voices’to allow off-licence premises to also sell alcohol on
Sundays but not on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas