HC Deb 18 June 1902 vol 109 c956
MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that His Majesty the King, by Royal proclamation, commands the 26th and 27th of June to be observed as bank holidays and as public holidays, the proclamation refers not only to bankers and public offices, but also to tradesmen and shopkeepers, and other burliness places.

(Answer.) The proclamation referred to was issued under the provisions of the Bank Holidays Act, 1871, the Bank Holidays Extension Act, 1875, the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876, and the Revenue Offices (Scotland) Holidays Act, 1880, and its mandatory force does not extend to shops and other places of business not included in the provisions of those statutes. (Home Office.)