HC Deb 29 May 1902 vol 108 c915
MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)

On behalf of the hon. Member for the Elland Division of Yorkshire, I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the chances of bad weather when Whitsuntide falls early, he will amend The Bank Holidays Act, 1871, by substituting in the Schedule the words the first Monday in June for the Monday in Whitsun week.


If I were certain that the first Monday in June would always be fine, and that the first Monday after Whitsunday would always be wet, I think the change suggested would be a good one; but, in view of the glorious uncertainties of our climate, I do not think it is necessary to make the alteration suggested by the hon. Member.