HC Deb 24 July 1947 vol 440 cc1597-8
71. Sir John Mellor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why 30th June, 1947, was selected as the day on which the emergency, that was the occasion of the passing of the Special Enactments (Extension of Time) Act, 1940, came to an end.

Mr. Ede

This was considered to be the earliest convenient date, having regard to the desirability of giving adequate notice to the parties concerned that it was intended to terminate the operation of the Act.