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Culture Minister sends extended Sunday opening proposal for consultation

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Culture Minister, Trine Skei Grande of Venstre (V) sent proposals for extended Sunday opening hours for consultation.

 

An extension of the size limitation from 100, to 150 square metres for a Sunday
opening allowance for stores in all industries, not just kiosks and grocery stores, is one of the proposals now sent for consultation.

‘The investigation made by the Lae-committee has provided us with a good knowledge base. The outcome of the consultation will become important when the government decides how to follow up on the matter. It’s important that we get a regulatory framework that works in practice’, said Grande.

The investigation of Sunday opening of stores was delivered in December last year. A minority of the committee, consisting of LO, NHO and Virke, agreed that the current regulatory framework should largely continue.

The consultation deadline is the 25th of April, 2018.

 

© NTB Scanpix / Norway Today

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