HC Deb 07 March 1910 vol 14 cc1280-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the employés of the War Office and other Government workers in Ireland will be granted a holiday on St. Patrick's Day; whether he is aware that the day is recognised as a Bank Holiday by the Government; and, if so, will he make it one of the holidays granted to Government workers in that country?


I am aware that St. Patrick's Day is a Bank Holiday in Ireland. The rule for the War Department is that employes shall be granted St. Patrick's Day as a public holiday on the same conditions as for Admiralty employés, namely, without pay and without the right of making up lost time.