HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 cc1099-100W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has investigated the objection of certain farmers to the proposal to move the clock forward two hours during the spring, summer and autumn months in order to help office and factory work; and whether he will inquire to what extent it would be possible for such farmers to overcome any difficulties which may be involved by altering the nominal clock hours for their various activities, thus continuing to commence and finish their work under the same conditions of daylight as normally?

Mr. Hudson

The Government will take all relevant facts into consideration but I may say that farmers' difficulties would not be overcome by the simple process of adjustment which my hon. Friend suggests.