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UK 10-Year Public Holidays Bill Abandoned

Source: House of Commons Information Office (HCIO)
Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The "Public Festivals, Holidays and Commemorations Bill 2010-12", has failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session, meaning that the Bill will make no further progress.

The aforementioned bill, introduced by Conservative backbencher Andrew Rosindell, at the end of last year (2011-12-11), would have required the Secretary of State to annually prepare and publish a list of the public holidays and bank holidays for the 10 years to come.

Most annual public holidays and bank holidays in the UK are quite predictable, apart from the odd, one-off, public holidays which are hard to predict 10 years in advance, such as the Royal Wedding public holiday (2010-11-23), for obvious reasons, and the public holidays for the Queen's Jubilees (2009-12-27 and 2001-06-19), as the next one would be in 2022.

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