Religious occasions

19 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018, 11:00 - 17:00

Thank you for sharing your views on religious occasions and public holidays with the Petitions Committee.

The Facebook discussion card ran from 19 - 24 October 2018.

Speaking in the debate, Martin Day, a Member of the Petitions Committee, said:

"That concern was echoed by those who chose to comment on the House of Commons Facebook post about today’s petitions. On that forum, the majority of commentators did not think that new religious public holidays should be introduced. Some, such as Giselle, argued that no religious occasions should be public holidays, and Tom said: “Religion is a private matter for individuals, not the business of the state or whole society.” Others suggested that dates such as St George’s day should be holidays. There is clearly a demand for various national days across our nations."

You can watch the debate on Parliament TV or read the Hansard report.

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