§ Mr. Ralph Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many extra-statutory holidays, in addition to bank holidays, are enjoyed by employees in local government.
§ Mr. Curry
This is entirely a matter for local government. We understand from the Local Government Management Board (the employers organisation) that in addition to statutory and other general national holidays, national agreements entitle local government employees to a further two extra-statutory holidays the timing of which are determined by local authorities after consultation with their employees.