HL Deb 21 May 1986 vol 475 c381WA
Lord Mulley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will arrange in future years for the public holiday for May Day to be held, as in the rest of Europe, on the first day of May, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls, instead of the first Monday in May as at present.

The Secretary of State for Employment (Lord Young of Graffham)

No. The Government's view is that taking the holiday on a Monday minimises the disruption and expense to industry and commerce.