HC Deb 03 August 1943 vol 391 c2110W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider changing the incidence of summer time to coincide more closely with seasonal variations than it does under present conditions and to arrange for its extension until the middle or end of September, during which period sunrise is at approximately the same hour as in early April, the present starting point?

Mr. H. Morrison

The considerations mentioned and many others have been fully borne in mind by the Government in determining the period of Double Summer-Time, but after weighing the arguments for and against an extension beyond 15th August it has been decided that, on balance, and having regard to the vital requirements of agriculture at harvest-time, a later date cannot be recommended.