Clause 3 (Interpretation, short title and duration) ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Part of Orders of the Day — SUMMER TIME BILL [Lords]. – in the House of Commons on 7th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Vernon Hartshorn Mr Vernon Hartshorn , Ogmore

I should like to know whether any steps have been taken by the Department to ascertain the views of the people of this country in relation to this Bill, now that we have had some experience of its working. Personally, I am in favour of the Summer Time Bill, but I was very surprised at a conference held in South Wales of the miners from the whole of the South Wales coalfield, at which this matter was discussed a fortnight ago, that we had a unanimous vote against the continuance of Summer Time. Every delegate who spoke, spoke strongly against it, and I have been wondering whether any representations have been made to the Home Secretary from the industrial workers who have to rise very early in the morning. There is a very strong feeling on the matter. I was surprised to find that there was so much feeling in the Welsh coalfield against the Bill.