Sunday Conferences.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East


asked the Prime Minister whether, in order to reduce Sunday labour to a minimum and in the interests of the observance of Sunday, he is prepared to use his influence to avoid the holding of Cabinet conferences, negotiations with non-Governmental persons or with foreign representatives, and similar work and meetings on Sundays, however necessary these may have been during the period of the War?


The Peace Conference had no Sunday sittings—neither had the Cannes Conference—and Cabinet conferences are not held on Sunday except in case of urgent public necessity. I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that no one welcomes more gladly than my colleagues and I an opportunity for one day of comparative rest in the week.