HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 c655W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Easter Day will fall in 1940 on 24th March, within two days of the earliest possible date; and whether, in the interests of national health and public convenience, he will give further consideration to the possibility of issuing an Order in Council fixing Easter Day?

Sir S. Hoare

I am afraid it is impossible to bring the Easter Act into force until there is agreement amongst the religious communities, and there appears to be no immediate prospect of such agreement.