Sunday Trading laws are 'out of date and unjustifiable' according to a West Yorkshire MP. Philip Davies, who represents Shipley wants to see current rules relaxed - allowing supermarkets to open for longer at the weekend.
He believes the change - which is already in place in Scotland - would give people more choice and ultimately help to save them money.
Sunday trading hours should be relaxed during the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, and the run up to Christmas to give a boost to high street retailers, an MP has said.
Tory Philip Davies (Shipley) called for a permanent abolition of the restrictions but initially asked for a relaxation in a similar vein to that which happened during the 2012 London Olympics.
Business Minister Matthew Hancock said the debate "is undoubtedly happening" within Government.
During business questions, Mr Davies said: "Given that during the Olympic Games sales increased by 2.8% in London and 6.2% outside of London as a result of the relaxation of the Sunday trading laws will you consider a further relaxation?
"Perhaps during the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, and the run-up to Christmas.
"Or even better still abolish the restrictions altogether to help bricks and mortar retailers compete with those trading online."
Mr Hancock replied: "We relaxed the rules during the Olympics and we said at that time that we'd make an assessment of the impact of that, which is a debate which is undoubtedly happening."
A protest against planned new homes was staged in Bradford today.
Around a hundred and fifty residents marched through Thackley against plans put forward to the city council to build hundreds more houses on green fields between Thackley and Shipley. Councillor Jeanette Sunderland says the area simply cannot cope.
Around 150 residents have staged a protest walk in Bradford over plans to build more homes on land between Shipley and Thackley. The walk is against proposals by Persimmon Homes to build 330 new homes.
Police investigating the disappearance of a Bradford man have made an arrest. Officers believe Sajid Saddique, who went missing seven years ago on Valentines day, now believe he has been murdered. A man has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.