HC Deb 01 February 1951 vol 483 c139W
102. Sir H. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to give effect to the Act of Parliament to fix the date for Easter Day.

Mr. Ede

While I can see great advantages in the fixing of Easter, there is no immediate prospect of agreement on this matter among the Christian Churches and until this is reached no Order in Council bringing the Easter Act, 1928, into force can be made. The position remains exactly as it was when the subject was last debated in this House on 25th March, 1948.