HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 cc844-5
27. Sir Leonard Lyle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the intentions of the Government with regard to double summer time in 1944.

Mr. H. Morrison

This matter is under consideration, and I hope shortly to be in a position to make an announcement.

Sir L. Lyle

In view of the fact that it is so important that people should have good holidays in the fifth year of the war, will the right hon. Gentleman give serious consideration to extending the time to the end of August? It will make such a difference.

Mr. Morrison

There are arguments both ways. There are minority arguments, especially in relation to agriculture, which I think I must take into sympathetic consideration, but the matter will of course be considered.