§ 20. Mr. Lipson
asked the Home Secretary whether he has now decided to extend the period of Double Summer Time this year, with a view to effecting a saving in the consumption of fuel used for lighting purposes?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
As previously stated the question of fuel consumption is one among a number of considerations which have to be carefully weighed. I hope to be in a position to make a statement in the near future.
§ Mr. Lipson
Does not the Minister agree that a speedy decision to extend Double Summer Time would considerably help the propaganda for the voluntary rationing of fuel?
§ Mr. Morrison
I agree that a decision should be made as early as possible, but what the effect of the decision should be I do not think I ought to say. Other considerations have to be taken into account, including agriculture, which has abided by the present decision very loyally, and the length of darkness in the morning.