§ 9. Captain BOURNE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any representations have been made by His Majesty's Government to the Vatican on the desirability of stabilising Easter; and, if so, can be make any statement on the matter?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Short)
Steps have been taken to ascertain the views of the Vatican and His Majesty's Government is also communicating with the Governments of other European countries on the question. My right hon. Friend is not at present in a position to make a statement or to go into details.
§ Captain BOURNE
Will the hon. Member communicate with me when it is convenient for his right hon. Friend to make a statement?
§ Captain GUNSTON
Is it not the case that, if this Act had been in operation, Easter would have fallen on a date which has always been wet in the past?