HC Deb 28 January 1930 vol 234 cc873-4W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation to give effect to the recommendations of the Assembly of the League of Nations of 26th September, 1926, as to the reform of the calendar and, in particular, of a fixed Easter?


The Easter Act, 1928, already provides for a fixed Easter. With regard to the wider subject of calendar reform the League of Nations has not, so far as I am aware, made any recommendations which could possibly form a basis for legislation. The resolution of the Assembly referred to in the question merely expressed the opinion that an examination of the subject was necessary before such reform could take place.

columns. The reason is that they take account also of the fact that the customary working week at certain pits is less than that which is general in the district.

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