§ Q2. Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of Her Majesty's policy of supporting the "Back Britain" campaign, he will instruct all Departments that at Christmas and Easter they should not remain closed on extra days beyond Bank Holidays.
§ The Prime Minister
No. Each of my right hon. Friends in charge of a Department is responsible for the manning arrangements made in his Department at holiday times. Circumstances differ widely and any blanket instruction from me would be inappropriate and uneconomic.