HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2106-7W
Sir P. Hannon

asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that His Majesty's Government in New Zealand has officially adopted the observance of the Big Ben Minute, and that the Members of their House of Commons stand for one minute in silence in their Chamber at nine o'clock to listen to a record of Big Ben chimes; and whether he will make this decision widely known so that other countries may follow the example set by the New Zealand Government?

Mr. Thurtle

Yes, Sir. The Ministry of Information had noted with interest this development and were arranging some appropriate means to give it publicity. Whether other countries decide to follow the practice adopted by New Zealand is, of course, entirely for them to decide.