HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c726W
32. Mr. Higgins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment why he decided Monday 2nd January 1978, rather than Friday 30th December 1977, should be taken as a Bank Holiday in lieu of Sunday 1st January 1978.

Mr. Harold Walker

The decision was taken after consultation with the TUC, the CBI, the British Bankers' Association, the Retail Consortium and the British Tourist Authority and following representations from a number of other organisations and individuals. These showed, on balance, a preference for the designation of Monday 2nd January as the New Year Bank Holiday.

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