HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c799
19. Mr. Vyvyan Adams

asked the Home Secretary whether he will now state the date on which it is proposed to restore summer time to the British public?

Sir J. Anderson

I have already indicated that I am disposed to favour an earlier date for the introduction of summer time next year: but I do not think it is necessary to decide so tar ahead exactly what that earlier date should be.

Mr. Adams

Is not my right hon. Friend aware that it would be possible to restart summer time in about two months from now, and is he further aware that he has disclosed no valid reason for his refusal to illuminate us about the earlier date?

Sir J. Anderson

I think that the consultations that ought to take place before a decision is given could be carried out more effectively a little later.

Mr. Thorne

Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that this is an important matter for people who go to work early in the morning?