HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2139-40
31. Mr. CLANCY

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has asked for, or will ask for, an expression of opinion of local authorities in urban and rural districts in Ireland on the policy of the Summer Time Act; and whether he will make public in some form such expressions of opinion on the subject as he has received or may receive before any proposal is made to re-enact the Statute in question, especially in view of the fact that, if the same statutory provisions are applied to England and Ireland, the departure from solar time in every part of Ireland will be much greater than in any part of England?


The opinions of the local authorities in Ireland as to the operation of the Summer Time Act were obtained and forwarded to the Committee appointed by the Home Secretary to consider the question of renewing the operation of the Act during the present year. The Committee also had Irish witnesses before them. I am informed that the Report and recommendations of the Committee are likely to be published shortly, and these will no doubt give such information as the hon. Member desires.