HC Deb 28 April 1966 vol 727 c921
6. Sir C. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to hear the results of the inquiry by the World Council of Churches into the possibility of a fixed Easter; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Bacon

I cannot yet give a date. The inquiry being conducted by the World Council of Churches is far reaching and will take some considerable time to complete.

Sir C. Taylor

Could not the Government give an elbow a bit of a nudge in order to get this matter settled once arid for all?

Miss Bacon

Yes, we will do what we can because, of course, we recognise the advantages of a fixed Easter, but I am sure that the hon. Member will appreciate that account has to be taken of various religious views.