Christmas Day (Trading) Bill — 16 Mar 2001

Order for Second Reading read.

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

It is important to realise that the changes that have occurred within our lifetime have not always automatically improved the quality of our day-to-day existence. It is thought that assumptions such as the one that we have become a nation of people who want to shop until we drop are more important than considerations of either the quality of life that we create for ourselves and our families or the general standards that we set. Although my Bill is simple, it reflects the fact that, through the law of unintended consequences, we have unthinkingly changed something that was quite precious and the end result is to the advantage of no one.

Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:--

Those voting Aye in this division were voting to move the Bill banning trading on Christmas day to the next stage.

The House divided: Ayes 37, Noes 0.

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Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)aye
Roger GaleNorth ThanetCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConaye
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)aye
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstContellno
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)tellno
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLab (minister)aye
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabaye
Joe BentonBootleLabaye
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLab (minister)aye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)aye
Mr Jamie CannIpswichLabaye
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Ann CoffeyStockportLabaye
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Mr Tom CoxTootingLabaye
Geraint DaviesCroydon CentralLab (minister)aye
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
George GallowayGlasgow KelvinLabaye
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLab (minister)aye
Mrs Llin GoldingNewcastle-under-LymeLabtellaye
Mr Win GriffithsBridgendLabtellaye
John HeppellNottingham EastLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)aye
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLab (minister)aye
Stephen LadymanSouth ThanetLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Steve McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLab (minister)aye
Shona McIsaacCleethorpesLabaye
Mike O'BrienNorth WarwickshireLab (minister)aye
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabaye
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)aye
Mr Clive SoleyEaling, Acton and Shepherd's BushLab (minister)aye
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLab (minister)aye
Keith VazLeicester EastLab (minister)aye
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDemaye

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