HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 cc952-3
22. Major Vyvyan Adams

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what date double summer time will be re-introduced.

Mr. H. Morrison

As I informed my hon. and gallant Friend last week, I will make an announcement on this subject at the earliest practicable date.

Major Adams

Does the right hon. Gentleman recollect that he then said he was not in a position to make an announcement? May I ask him if he will get into such a position, and why there is this invariable delay in answering a simple question of universal interest?

Mr. Morrison

There is no undue delay, and there is not going to be any undue hurry. We live in a changing world, and there is some advantage in waiting until we are nearing the date.

Major Leighton

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise how very inconvenient double summer-time is for the fanning community?

Mr. Morrison

That is one of the things about which I want the farming community to have a chance of raising its voice.

Major Adams

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the vast majority of the community are very fond indeed of double summer-time?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir, I am aware of all the differing and conflicting views, and, in the end, I do my best to reconcile them.

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