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 Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

I do not remember any representations from South Wales. We have had very few representations from urban and industrial areas with regard to summer time. We have had an overwhelming number of representations from industrial areas in favour of it. But at the same time, it was put to us that it might be perhaps necessary to have further inquiry, and we had a Committee appointed in 1917. They had not many years' experience to go on, it is true, but they finally recommended making Summer Time permanent. In order to meet the necessity which there may be for further inquiry, I myself moved an Amendment making this an annual Bill, and not a permanent Bill, so as to have it put into the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill of the year, and it can be raised every year if continued experience show that it is not desirable.