Twenty-Four-Hour Clock.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons at on 31 May 1934.

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Photo of Mr Henry White Mr Henry White , Birkenhead East

34.

asked the Postmaster-General whether it is his intention to use the 24-hour clock in connection with the general work of the Post Office, in view of the experience of the British Broadcasting Corporation since their adoption of this system?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I understand that the experiment is still proceeding, and I have not therefore come to any decision on the matter.

Photo of Mr Henry White Mr Henry White , Birkenhead East

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the experiment has brought to light the fact that a great number of people are opposed to it?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I am aware that some differences have been expressed.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte , Tiverton

Is it not a grave abuse of the British Broad- casting Corporation's privileges to carry on this experiment?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I do not regard it otherwise than as an experiment.

Photo of Major Thomas Jesson Major Thomas Jesson , Rochdale

Is it not rather ridiculous to find the British Broadcasting Corporation announcer saying that something will happen at 19 o'clock when your own timepiece is chiming seven?