Oral Answers to Questions — Double Summer-Time.

– in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any statement to make about the duration of double summer-time this year?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Yes, Sir. The Government have carefully weighed all relevant considerations and have come to the conclusion that the advantages, including the estimated saving of fuel which would result, are insufficient to outweigh the disadvantages particularly to agriculture of extending the duration of double summer-time beyond 8th August next.

Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

Will the right hon. Gentleman say what the estimated saving of fuel would be?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I am afraid it is so speculative that We could not possibly put a precise figure on it.