Shops Act 1950
The Shops Act 1950 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which was repealed on 1 December 1994 by the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994. The introductory text describes it as "An Act to consolidate the Shops Acts, 1912 to 1938, and certain other enactments relating to shops.".
|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act to consolidate the Shops Acts, 1912 to 1938, and certain other enactments relating to shops.|
|Citation||14 Geo 6 c. 28|
|Territorial extent||England, Scotland and Wales|
|Royal assent||28 July 1950|
|Commencement||1 October 1950|
|Repealed||1 December 1994|
|Repealed by||Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
The Act dealt with hours of closing (not hours of opening), half-day holidays, some employment conditions and with Sunday trading in England and Wales.
The Act did not extend to Northern Ireland.
Part IV of the Act (Sunday Closing) did not extend to Scotland.
The following Acts were entirely repealed by this Act:
- Shops Act 1912
- Shops Act 1913
- Shops (Hours of Closing) Act 1928
- Hairdressers' and Barbers' Shops (Sunday Closing) Act 1930
- Shops Act 1934
- Shops Act 1936
- Retail Meat Dealers' Shops (Sunday Closing) Act 1936
- Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Act 1936
Further partial repeals are listed in Schedule 8 of the Act.