HC Deb 17 February 1863 vol 169 c408

said, he wished to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, If the Government are prepared to bring in a Bill for making commercial engagements falling due on the wedding day of the Prince of Wales payable as is by law provided for Christmas Day, so as to enable Her Majesty's subjects to enjoy the day of that auspicious event as a general holiday?


I am sorry to inform my hon. Friend that the Government have no intention to bring in a Bill for that purpose. Any unnecessary interference with the arrangements of the commerce of the country is a thing to be avoided. Moreover, there is no precedent for such a measure as suggested.