HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c83W
Mr. Tipping

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has for an additional bank holiday in the year 2000 to celebrate the Millennium. [6133]

Mr. Chris Smith

[holding answer 30 June 1997]: There is a clear demand in the country for a one-off additional bank holiday to mark the Millennium. I shall be recommending to colleagues that my Department proceed to consultation with the relevant interest groups on the basis that the holiday should take place on Friday 31 December 1999.