HC Deb 27 February 1945 vol 408 c1243W
Sir A. Heneage

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what is the estimated effect of summer time in the winter months on the strain on electric current recently experienced.

Major Lloyd George

This winter the peak load of electricity was in the morning after 8 a.m. and the strain was, of course, increased by the maintenance of summer time during the winter months. If reversion to Greenwich Mean Time took place during the winter I anticipate that the result would be some easing off after 8 a.m., but this would be more than offset by a much larger additional consumption of electricity in the early evening hours between 4 and 6 o'clock.