HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc982-3
28. Mr. Mathers (for Mr. Robert Gibson)

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on what dates the summer holidays fall in the various industrial districts in Scotland; and whether he will enter into negotiation with the local authorities, the chambers of commerce, and the trades unions concerned with the object of introducing legislation to spread out these holiday periods and, in particular, of including the month of June in that period, and so relieving the congestion at holiday resorts and widening the scope for enterprise in the districts in Scotland suitable for tourist traffic?

Mr. Elliot

The holidays fixed by town councils in Scotland vary from place to place, and are usually arranged to suit local convenience and avoid overlapping. Any question of legislation on this subject must await consideration of the Report of the Committee on Holidays with Pay.

Mr. Mathers

Has the right hon. Gentleman considered bringing the different authorities into conference with each other under his auspices?

Mr. Elliot

I would like to get the report of the Committee first, but I will keep that suggestion in mind.