§ Mr. Wolfson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether the Government have yet reached a decision about the future of the bank holiday on the first Monday in May.
§ Mr. Alison
Consultations have shown that opinion on this issue is divided; and that a substantial body of opinion, particularly in industry and commerce, has doubts whether there would be practical advantage in moving this holiday to the end of the month. In view of this division and these doubts the Government have decided not to change the present arrangements.