§ Mr. Lipson (by Private Notice)
asked the Home Secretary whether he has any statement to make about the duration of double summer-time this year?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Yes, Sir. The Government have carefully weighed all relevant considerations and have come to the conclusion that the advantages, including the estimated saving of fuel which would result, are insufficient to outweigh the disadvantages particularly to agriculture of extending the duration of double summer-time beyond 8th August next.
§ Mr. Morrison
I am afraid it is so speculative that We could not possibly put a precise figure on it.