HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc40-1W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he can now announce the result of his consideration of declaring May Day and New Year's Day public holidays.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

My right hon. Friend met a delegation from the Trades Union Congress Employment Policy Committee on 4th May. The TUC representatives restated their reasons for believing that 1st January should be a public holiday, and my right hon. Friend undertook to give the matter further consideration.