§ MR. R. N. FOWLER
asked the honourable Baronet the Member for the University of London, Whether, considering that Christmas Day falls this year on Sunday, and thus deprives the commercial community of a holiday, he will bring in a Bill to make Saturday, December 24, a Bank Holiday?
§ SIR JOHN LUBBOCK,
in reply, said, that in the present state of Public Business there was little chance of a private Member passing such a Bill unless it had the general concurrence of the House. He was endeavouring to ascertain the views of the commercial community on the question; but, in a few days, he hoped to be able to give a more definite answer.