HC Deb 14 April 1919 vol 114 cc2489-90
48 and 49. Mr. GILBERT

asked the Prime Minister (1) if the Government have considered as to any public holidays being given for the celebration of peace; and if he can state the number of days they propose to recommend, and about the date, so that local authorities may organise proper celebrations; (2) if the Government propose to organise any scheme of illuminations and celebrations in the parks of London for peace holidays; has the matter been considered by any Committee; and can be make any statement on the subject?


The whole question of peace celebrations is at present being considered by a Committee of the Cabinet, but it would be premature to make any statement at present.


Will the right hon. Gentleman defer organising the preparations for the peace celebrations until after we have had the opportunity of knowing what the peace is?


That is one of the reasons why I said it was premature to make any statement at present.