HC Deb 26 March 1895 vol 32 c179

On behalf of the hon. Member for South West Ham (Mr. Keir Hardie), I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the fact that May 1st is made the occasion for the holding of labour demonstrations all over Europe; whether the Government will introduce a Bill making this day a general holiday; and whether they will set an example to other employers of labour by granting all their workpeople a holiday on May Day without loss of pay?


My answer to that question must be in the negative.