HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c278W
Mr. G. Campbell

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether Her Majesty's Government will take steps to establish in England and Wales a system of staggered holidays for different towns and areas, similar to that existing in Scotland, to replace the present Bank Holidays, with the object of reducing congestion and discomfort.

Mr. Darling

I agree that there are advantages in the Scottish system of locally arranged town holidays. I do not think, however, that the imposition of a system of this kind by the Government in England and Wales in substitution for bank holidays would be acceptable to public opinion.