§ Mr. Shephard
asked the Minister of Labour why area offices of the Assistance Board and local offices of the Ministry of Labour have been instructed to remain open on Good Friday, in view of the fact that the majority of industrial works will be closed on that day.
§ Mr. Bevin
In accordance with the view of the Government only Saturday, 31st March, and Easter Monday should be treated as public holidays this Easter. Good Friday will therefore be a normal working day in Government offices, including local offices of the Ministry of Labour and the Assistance Board.