MPs debate additional religious holidays

Yet another Westminster Hall debate on a measure the government is unlikely to progress

On Monday 29th October at 5:30pm, there was a debate in Westminster Hall on two e-petitions which called for religious festivals such as Diwali and Eid to be public holidays. The topic “religious holidays” is a frequent search term on L&RUK, and this post serves as an update of the information and comments we posted in Public holidays, religion and the law. With regard to the petitions, however, further progress always seemed improbable, given the government response to each.
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