§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Minister of Agriculture what are the reasons put forward by farmers who have made representations to him against double summer time; and what steps have been taken to ascertain whether it would be possible to reconcile rival interests in this matter by altering the arrangements for milk distribution and the routine worked on farms.
The reasons which farmers have put forward against double summer time cannot be briefly stated, and I am therefore, with the permission of the National Farmers' Union, sending my hon. Friend a copy of a memorandum prepared by the Union which I regard as a fair statement of the farmers' case. The problem of reconciling agricultural and other interests on the lines suggested by my hon. Friend has been carefully studied, as he will see from the Government decision on the length of the double summer time period this year which was announced on 1st March.