13 DECEMBER 1940, Page 5

Is Boxing Day this year a Bank Holiday or not?

The Government, I thought, had definitely declared not. I Argo sections of workers, however, with or without the agreement of their employers, have declared otherwise. There will con- sequently arise precisely the situation which the Government presumably desired to avoid, munition workers in the widest sense being kept at their benches while half their fellows will be making holiday. Surely we can act as a nation in this matter.