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Public Holidays

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the introduction of an additional public holiday; and if he will make a statement. (315119)

DEFRA would not incur any additional cost to the pay bill, as staff would merely be paid for a day on which they were not working rather than one on which they were.