HC Deb 09 April 1891 vol 352 cc125-6

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that Post Office and Telegraph servants in Scotland have not yet enjoyed the Bank Holidays extended to them as in England; and whether it can be arranged to give them the Bank Holiday on Whit Monday and the subsequent Bank Holidays this year?


The holiday already past this year, namely, Easter Monday, is not a Bank Holiday in Scotland, neither is Whit Monday; but the Post Office servants in Scotland have a holiday on New Year's Day, which is not the case in England, and it is arranged that they shall be given holidays on Fast days, or other days generally observed as holidays in Scotland, in lieu of Whit Monday and the remaining Bank Holidays which are observed in England.