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    B646 - Easter Act 1928 (Repeal) Bill 2014, The Hon. Barnetlad MP

    The Easter Act 1928 (Repeal) Act 2014
    An Act to repeal the never enacted introduction of a fixed date for Easter.

    Preamble
    The Easter Act 1928 allowed for the introduction of a fixed date for Easter, subject to the views of churches and the will of both Houses in Parliament. Repeal of the Act would retain Easter bank holidays in line with the moveable feast in the Christian calendar.

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1. The Easter Act 1928 is hereby repealed.
    2. This will take effect from the date of the passage of the Act.
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    So what would be the exact date of Easter every year?
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    Sounds fair enough


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    Easter was not a christian holiday.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    So what would be the exact date of Easter every year?
    This act is designed to remove the date.
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    abstain? What difference does it make?
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    This would mean that we keep the moveable Easter date for the celebrations and for the public holidays, and gets a law off the statute book that will never be enacted. A fixed Easter date is not something all Christian traditions want to see, never mind agree, which is what the 1928 Act intended.

    The date of Easter is calculated with reference to the Jewish Passover, which will not be changing either, as I cannot imagine for a second that several millennia of tradition would be overturned just for a bit of consistency.
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    No thanks. It's not down to the state to decide when a religious holiday is.

    Edit: It would appear that I've failed massively. I agree with this!
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    Abstain.
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    Aye, the act isn't used, and never will be, so let's clear up the books a bit, why not? I'm not going to do it, but it sounds good.
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    There is one problem however.

    Easter can't be on a fixed date because of it's status as a Sunday-Based event. Calling for a fixed date would make this redundant, as it would to Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Monday.

    I propose a slight change to this bill, being that the date is kept fixed to a fortnightly, or even a weekly, period, as opposed to a single day. Although this would mean that we would still lack a fixed Easter date, it would still allow us to more properly co-ordinate the events surrounding the occasion.
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    So is there a massive backlog of acts on this statute book which have just never been enacted? I guess I agree with this.
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    Abstain. Not too sure about the significance of the legislation- why does it need repeal if it was never properly introduced?
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    Abstain.
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    I just don't see the benefit of having this legislation.
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    I wasn't aware this was a problem. Is this a problem?
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    Abstain. This government has more important issues to be considering.

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    Abstain
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    Why?
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    This is in cessation.
 
 
 
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