HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 c1132

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that in 1911 memorials in favour of the unification of British and Irish time were presented from all parts of Ireland from county and urban councils, chambers of commerce and other representative bodies, and railway and steamship companies, and that the Uniform Time Bill, which was framed in accordance with these representations, received general acceptance; and if the Government will bring in a Bill immediately to effect unification so that it may be brought into operation simultaneously with the Summer Time Bill?


I would refer the hon. Baronet to the full statement on this proposal, which I made in the course of the Debate last Monday. If the change is to be effected it could be done more conveniently when normal time is restored on 1st October, than when summer time is introduced on Sunday next. The former proposal would involve putting back the clock time in Ireland by only thirty-five minutes; the latter would involve putting it forward by one hour and twenty-five minutes.