HC Deb 20 November 1958 vol 595 c1320
37. Dr. King

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the widespread concern and the many representations received by hon. Members since his policy was announced, he will reconsider his decision not to declare 27th December a bank holiday.

Mr. Erroll

My right hon. Friend sees no grounds for reconsidering his decision.

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.

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