HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c56W
66. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused by the bank openings during Whit Week in the Manchester area; and whether he will give consideration to the revision of the Bank Holidays Act so that banking hours may be more suitably adjusted to holiday arrangements.

Mr. Barber

No. I am told that by long-standing custom banks in the Manchester area are open for a limited number of hours during Whit Week. The revision of banking hours in a particular area is not a matter for legislation but for discussion between the banks and their customers.