Sarah Atherton has written to the First Minister asking him to reconsider his 'draconian decision to restrict the sale of non-essential goods in Wales.'
Writing to the First Minister, Sarah said:
"I am writing to you to urge you to reconsider the decision to restrict the purchase of ‘non-essential’ goods in Wales.
"I understand, and respect, the Welsh Government’s authority to take action to restrict the spread of the virus as the cases in Wales increase. However, the decision to define what shoppers in Wales can and can’t buy seems unreasonable.
"I have heard from many constituents and retailers who argue that there has not been sufficient time to implement the Welsh Government’s decision, and there has not been sufficient clarification on what goods are classed as ‘essential’. Furthermore, I would argue that it is not for the Welsh Government to determine what goods are ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ for my constituents. I believe my constituents are the best placed to decide what is essential for their household, and we should not impose draconian restrictions on them with little time to prepare.
"I respectfully ask that you reconsider this decision as a matter of urgency."
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