HC Deb 28 September 1944 vol 403 cc443-4W
Major Leighton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the inconvenience of Summer Time to the farming community, he will consider the discontinuance of it during the winter months, or at the earliest moment.

Mr. H. Morrison

As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, the extension of Summer Time throughout the winter months was adopted for war-time reasons, and experience has shown that this measure makes a substantial contribution to production and to the maintenance of the war effort. The time has not yet arrived when any slackening of effort to meet the needs of the Armed Forces can be justified, but the matter will, of course, be reconsidered as soon as these paramount war-time considerations cease to operate.