HC Deb 18 October 1939 vol 352 c885W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed by the Medway Chamber of Commerce urging that summer-time shall be continued all the year round for the duration of the war so that the public may have longer to shop in daylight; and whether he will reconsider his recent decision only to prolong the maintenance of summer-time for a few more weeks?

Sir J. Anderson

If my hon. Friend's suggestion were adopted, there would in the winter months be some additional period of daylight for those who are able to shop in the afternoon, but such advantages as this would bring would have to be weighed against the fact that a number of persons, probably much larger, would have to spend a corresponding period of darkness at the beginning of their working day.