HC Deb 27 February 1941 vol 369 cc617-8
20. Lieut.-Colonel Wickham

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the: very serious effect which any further extension of summer-time would have on food production in this country; and whether he can give an assurance that no such extension is contemplated?

19. Mr. Higgs

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the letter from the Warwickshire branch of the National Farmers Union expressing their alarm at the proposal to advance summertime further; and will he make a statement thereon?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am aware of the agricultural objections to any extension of summer-time, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement.

Lieut.-Colonel Wickham

Can my right hon. Friend state whether the House will be given an opportunity to debate this question before the final decision is taken?

Mr. Morrison

I hardly think so, Sir, but that, of course, would be a matter for the Leader of the House.