Easter

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 5th April 2011.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring into force the provision of the Easter Act 1928 fixing the date of Easter.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

There are no current plans to implement the Easter Act 1928. This Act remains on the statute book, however, the Act requires that before a draft order is laid before Parliament

"regard shall be had to any opinion officially expressed by any Church or other Christian Body".

At this time, the churches have not all expressed a desire or willingness to move to a fixed Easter.

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