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Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will bring into force the principal provision of the Easter Act 1928 fixing the date of Easter. (261801)

We have no plans to implement the Easter Act 1928. It remains on the Statute Book but 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.