6 MAY 1938, Page 6

I hope the paragraph regarding a fixed Easter in the

report of Lord Atnulree's Committee on Holidays with Pay will get some of the attention it deserves. The faxed Easter question has been under discussion nationally and inter- nationally for fifteen years, and in this country an Act enabling the Government of the day to fix Easter by Order in Council as the first Sunday after the second Saturday in April (which is not necessarily the same thing as the second Sunday) is on the statute-book. There is natural reluctance to introduce the reform in one country alone, but in view of the prolonged dilly-dallying there is a great deal to be said for our leading the way. Several neighbouring countries would probably follow suit, and even if they failed to it would matter very little.