HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 c1100
36. Mr. Wilson Harris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in order to secure maximum economy in fuel consumption, he will institute daylight-saving forthwith.

Mr. Ede

The answer to this suggestion —which would involve amending legislation—is, "No, Sir." Apart from other considerations it must be remembered that at this time of the year any saving in the later hours of the day is liable to be offset by increased consumption in the early hours of the morning.