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

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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?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

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.