HC Deb 04 November 1938 vol 340 cc540-1W
Captain Plugge

asked the Home Secretary for what reason summer time starts two weeks later in England than in France; and whether, in view of the inconvenience caused in the disorganisation of rail and air schedules and in other directions, he will suggest to the French Government that in future summer time should start simultaneously in both countries?

Sir S. Hoare

I understand that this matter was recently discussed at a Railway Time Table Conference at Budapest and that as a result it is hoped that arrangements may be made next year to begin summer time in France on the same date as that fixed for this country by the Summer Time Act, 1925.