HC Deb 15 February 1945 vol 408 c375
15. Mr. Higgs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now in a position to make his promised announcement on the subject of double summer time.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

No, Sir, but, as I have already stated, I will make this announcement as soon as practicable.

Mr. Higgs

Is the Home Secretary aware that the objection to double summer time is not confined to agriculture, and that it is no benefit at all to industry, and will he bear that fact in mind when coming to any conclusion on that matter? Further, the Home Secretary promised this statement as long ago as the beginning of January; when is he going to give it to the House?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Gentleman has asked when an announcement will be made. Now the hon. Gentleman is discussing the announcement in advance.