§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the dates of the traditional wakes weeks and holiday weeks in each of Great Britain's major cities.
§ Mr. Booth
There is no established pattern of traditional holiday weeks in most major cities. In Scotland and Yorkshire the main summer holiday is generally observed in the following cities on the dates shown:
- Edinburgh, 1st-12th July.
- Glasgow, 15th-26th July.
- Leeds, 22nd July to 9th August.
- Bradford, 12th-23rd August.
- Sheffield, 29th July to 9th August.
- Halifax, lst-14th July.
There is no similar pattern in the other major cities.