HL Deb 10 July 1930 vol 78 c401

LORD DESBOROUGH had given Notice to ask His Majesty's Government whether they propose to take any steps to secure a fixed date for Easter under the powers provided by the Easter Act, 1928. The noble Lord said: My Lords, I have taken an interest in this subject for many years, and since putting this Question on the Notice Paper I have received a somewhat lengthy letter from the Home Office asking me to postpone it, at all events for the present. As I understand that negotiations are now proceeding under the ægis of the Government with other Powers, that the Government are anxious to secure agreement on this matter so that the Act can be put into operation, that the subject is also coming before a Committee of the League of Nations at an early date, and that the present juncture is not, for many reasons, a Convenient time for instituting a debate upon it in your Lordships' House, I will, with your Lordships' permission, postpone my Question indefinitely.