HC Deb 03 November 1971 vol 825 c166

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Mr. Terence L. Higgins, Mr. Paul Bryan, Mr. Alick Buchanan-Smith, and Mr. Nicholas Ridley, presented a Bill to make new provision in place of the Bank Holidays Act 1871, to confer power to suspend financial and other dealings on bank holidays or other days, and to amend the law relating to bills of exchange and promissory notes with reference to the maturity of bills and notes and other matters affected by the closing of banks on Saturdays, and for purposes connected therewith: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 4]