§ MR. A. J BALFOUR
I should not like to make a definite statement on that point, but I have had some conversation with my right hon. friend the Home Secretary, and I think that there can be no doubt that the public holidays will stand. The difficulty of making a change, even if a change could be made without legislation, is so great that I think the public holidays must stand.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
As the right hon. Baronet is aware, the House has always sat on Lank Holidays unless they fall in with our arrangements of the ordinary holidays. We always sit on the first Monday in August.