HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 cc286-7W
Mr. James White

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement about arrangements for the additional holiday in Scotland to mark the celebration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Mr. Millan

Monday, 6th June 1977 will be designated as a bank holiday in Scotland. Bank holidays are not, however, observed as general public holidays in Scotland, where, by tradition and practice, local authorities fix public holidays on a locality basis. In light of recommendations by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, local authorities have been invited to fix a date for the additional holiday in their respective areas. In some areas, the additional holiday is likely to be taken on a date coinciding with events forming part of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Visit to Scotland; in others, it may be linked with the local public holiday normally taken at that time of year.