Oral Answers to Questions — Double Summer Time

– in the House of Commons on 17th February 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can now make a statement on the question of double summer time for this year.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

No, Sir, but I hope to be in a position to do so very shortly.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Would the right hon. Gentleman be able to answer the question on a day during the next Series of Sittings?

Photo of Mr George Mathers Mr George Mathers , Linlithgowshire

Has the attention of the Minister been drawn to the fact that, not only in agricultural circles, but in certain industrial circles, there is an objection to double summer time?

Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

May I ask is the Minister aware that farmers object to double summer time, and whether, before coming to a final decision, he will consult the Minister of Agriculture?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

The Minister of Agriculture is a constant consultant of mine on this subject, Sir.