§ Sir C. OMAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received any representations that the early closing of banks at 12 noon on Saturdays causes inconvenience in places where fairs and markets take place on that day; and whether there is any prospect of the resumption of pre-War hours in such places?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Neither I nor my right hon. Friend have received any representations on this subject. I understand that the hours at which local banks close on fair days are settled locally according to local needs.