House of Commons
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BANK HOLIDAYS AND ST GEORGE'S DAY
EDM #1083A6
Tabled 24 March 2010
2009-10 Session
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by Mr Mike Hancock on 15 March 2010
This is amendment number 6

Suggested Amendment

"at end add `and further supports a bank holiday in Wessex on 26 October, or the nearest Friday to that date, being the anniversary of the death of King Alfred.'."

Original Motion Text

That this House acknowledges that a Bank Holiday on St George's Day would be a great opportunity for all English people regardless of colour or religion to recognise what binds them together instead of concentrating on differences; realises that there is growing demand in England for a day of national celebration; notes that Northern Ireland has had a Bank Holiday on St Patrick's Day since 1903, the Scottish Parliament has introduced a voluntary Bank Holiday on St Andrew's Day and the Welsh Assembly agrees that St David's Day should be a holiday; further notes that organisations such as the St George Unofficial Bank Holiday saw a 300 per cent. increase in the number of St George events during 2009; points out that there is a danger that England could be left behind without an opportunity to celebrate its rich culture and heritage; and supports a Bank Holiday being held in England on 23 April or the nearest Friday to that date.

Signatures (1)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment