§ 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.