HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 cc1401-2
72. Mr. Vyvyan Adams

asked the Home Secretary whether he will now undertake to restore summer-time to the public by 14th February, 1940, at the latest?

Sir J. Anderson

I have promised to consider the desirability of fixing an earlier date that prescribed by statute, but I am unable to make any statement at present as to what that date shall be.

Mr. Adams

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that on St. Valentine's Day the sun will set an hour later and rise five minutes earlier than on 19th November? Is there any reason under the sun why we should not be promised an earlier alleviation of the necessary but unpleasant black-out?

Sir J. Anderson

I have promised early consideration.