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V657 - Public Holidays Bill 2014, The Rt. Hon. O133 MPThere isn't unanimous government or Socialist support for this so I'm submitting it as a PMB. Hopefully it will appeal to some of the opposition too...
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Public Holidays Bill 2014

An Act reforming the system of public holidays.

BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1: Repeal of Conflicting Legislation
(1) Section 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 is deleted.
(2) Schedule 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 is deleted.

2: Public Holidays
(1) The following are to be public holidays throughout the United Kingdom:
a. 1st January, or the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday
b. Good Friday
c. Easter Monday
d. the first Friday in May
e. the Friday preceding the Monarch’s Official Birthday
f. the last Friday in August
g. 11th November, or the preceding Friday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday
h. 24th December, or the preceding Thursday if it falls on a Saturday, or the preceding Friday if it falls on a Sunday
i. 25th December, or the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday, or the preceding Friday if it falls on a Sunday
j. 26th December, or the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday, or the following Tuesday if it falls on a Sunday
(2) The following is to be a public holiday in England only:
a. 23rd April, or the preceding Friday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, or the previous day if it falls on Good Friday, or the following day if it falls on Easter Monday
(3) The following is to be a public holiday in Wales only:
a. 1st March, or the preceding Friday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday
(4) The following is to be a public holiday in Scotland only:
a. 30th November, or the preceding Friday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday
(5) The following is to be a public holiday in Northern Ireland only:
a. 17th March, or the preceding Friday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday

3: Additional Public Holidays
(1) Up to 2 additional public holidays per calendar year may be proclaimed throughout the United Kingdom by a House of Commons motion.
(2) One additional public holiday per calendar year may be proclaimed in England by a House of Commons motion.
(3) One additional public holiday per calendar year may be proclaimed in Wales by a National Assembly for Wales motion.
(4) One additional public holiday per calendar year may be proclaimed in Scotland by a Scottish Parliament motion.
(5) One additional public holiday per calendar year may be proclaimed in Northern Ireland by a Northern Ireland Assembly motion.

4: Movement of Public Holidays
(1) The public holidays in Section 2 Part (1) of this Act may be varied by a House of Commons motion.
(2) The public holidays in Section 2 Part (2) of this Act may be varied by a House of Commons motion.
(3) The public holidays in Section 2 Part (3) of this Act may be varied by a National Assembly for Wales motion.
(4) The public holidays in Section 2 Part (4) of this Act may be varied by a Scottish Parliament motion.
(5) The public holidays in Section 2 Part (5) of this Act may be varied by a Northern Ireland Assembly motion.

5: Trading on Public Holidays
(1) The regulations applied to Sundays under the Sunday Trading Act 1994 shall apply equally to public holidays.
(2) These regulations shall not apply in Scotland.

6: Workers’ Rights
(1) No employer is required to give employees paid leave on a public holiday.
(2) Where an employer does not wish to give an employee paid leave on a public holiday they must give the employee a day’s paid leave in lieu on an alternative day.
(3) Public holidays may not be counted as part of the annual leave under The Working Time Regulations 1998.

7: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
(1) This Act may be cited as the Public Holidays Act 2014.
(2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
(3) Shall come into force on the 1st of January 2015.

Please also post this summary alongside:
In summary this bill:


  • Creates new bank holidays for St George's Day, St David's Day, the Queen's Official Birthday, Armistice Day and Christmas Eve
  • Devolves the power to create and vary holidays to Wales.
  • Removes the Monarch's role in varying bank holidays
  • Moves Monday bank holidays to Fridays (surely it's better to finish early than start late?)
  • Introduces Sunday Trading Law to bank holidays
  • Removes the possibility for bank holidays to be counted as part of annual leave.


Christmas scenarios (Christmas Eve-Christmas Day-Boxing Day)
Thursday-Friday-Saturday
Holidays are Thursday, Friday, Monday
Friday-Saturday-Sunday
Holidays are Friday, Monday, Tuesday
Saturday-Sunday-Monday
Holidays are Thursday, Friday, Monday
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday
Holidays are Friday, Monday, Tuesday
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The Ayes to the right: 7
The Noes to the left: 18
Abstentions: 9

So the Noes have it, the Noes have it. Unlock.
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