HC Deb 17 February 1944 vol 397 c321
14. Major Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can now make a statement on the question of double summer time for this year.

Mr. H. Morrison

No, Sir, but I hope to be in a position to do so very shortly.

Major Lyons

Would the right hon. Gentleman be able to answer the question on a day during the next Series of Sittings?

Mr. Morrison

I cannot be sure.

Mr. Mathers

Has the attention of the Minister been drawn to the fact that, not only in agricultural circles, but in certain industrial circles, there is an objection to double summer time?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir.

Sir Waldron Smithers

May I ask is the Minister aware that farmers object to double summer time, and whether, before coming to a final decision, he will consult the Minister of Agriculture?

Mr. Morrison

The Minister of Agriculture is a constant consultant of mine on this subject, Sir.