HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 cc2205-6W
Flight-Lieutenant Challen

asked the Minister of Labour why it has been decided to legislate by Defence Regulations, S.R. & O., 1944, No. 181, that the day on which Good Friday occurs this year shall not be Good Friday in certain circumstances; why Scotland is being better treated in this respect; and whether every effort was made to achieve his limited object without giving any possible offence to religious feeling.

Mr. E. Bevin

These Regulations remove certain legal obligations, which do not exist in Scotland, to treat Good Friday as a compulsory holiday in the Customs and at factories. Save for certain special provisions with regard to Bills of Exchange, the Regulations are identical with those made last year.