HC Deb 04 March 1918 vol 103 c1739W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in fixing the commencement of summer-time, he takes into account the inconvenience of an early date to workers who have to get up and go to work before sunrise; and whether he can fix the date so that the sun shall have risen before the commencement of work in factories, etc.?


I would refer the hon. Member to the statement on this subject which I made in the House in reply to a question of the hon. Member for Dulwich on the 20th February. As appears from that statement, the consideration which the hon. Member mentions was fully taken into account. I hope that the dates which have been fixed will not cause serious inconvenience to any class, and that those who may suffer some inconvenience for a few weeks may be willing to put up with it in view of the great public benefit resulting from the change.