§ Dr. King
Is the Economic Secretary aware that most industrial and, indeed, black-coated workers will have that day as a holiday, and that bank clerks, in general, will be working very hard both just before and just after the Christmas season? Will he give serious reconsideration to the request which the bank clerks are making from every corner of England on this matter?
§ Mr. Erroll
Yes, but if that day were declared a bank holiday it would probably mean that shops and other premises normally open on that day would be closed, which would cause great inconvenience to the public.