HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c972W
Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any recognised hour at which the principal officers of Government Departments are expected to commence work; and whether, during the war period, he will consider arranging for this hour to be advanced in the interests of the efficient conduct of the war?

Captain Crookshank

At the beginning of the war, in order to make the maximum use of the hours of daylight, it was decided that the commencing hour for headquarters staffs of Government Departments should be advanced, in general, by one hour. The principal officers have adjusted their already lengthy hours of work to the extent necessary to conform with this arrangement.