The Easter Act 1928 introduced a fixed date but provided that before a draft order could be laid before Parliament ‘regard shall be had to any opinion officially expressed by any Church or other Christian body’. When I tabled a question about this a few years ago, the Government replied that ‘At this time, the churches have not expressed a desire or willingness to moved to a fixed Easter’. The Government confirmed it had no plans to amend the 1928 Act.
This year’s early Easter has caused significant problems for a range of organisations. Has the time come to move to a fixed date? Are there any compelling reasons why we should not change?
I’m open to persuasion.