§ Paul Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to assist the declaration of St. David's Day as a public holiday in Wales. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
As I told the House on 9 July 2001,Official Report, column 358W, the Assembly's request to declare a bank holiday on St. David's Day raises significant issues for business, industry and the public sector. I am continuing to discuss these matters with the First Minister.