§ MR. A. C. MORTON
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in case of the proclamation of a public holiday on the occasion of the marriage of the Duke of York, the Government will make provision in the Estimates to pay those working men and women who would thus be compelled to lose a day's wages, which in many cases they can ill afford?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
I can only refer the hon. Member to the replies I have already given as to the evidence by which we should be guided with regard to a general holiday. I may add that even if there was to be a general holiday—which I am not at present in a position to convey to the House—I do not think the suggestion of the hon. Member would be very likely to take effect.