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Seanad Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 2 Apr 1952

Vol. 40 No. 16

Summer Time Order, 1952—Motion of Approval.

I move:—

That Seanad Eireann hereby approves of the Summer Time Order, 1952, made by the Minister for Justice under the Summer Time Act, 1925 (No. 8 of 1925).

The period of summer time fixed by the Order is from the 20th April to the 26th October. If the Order did not come into force summer time would operate from the 20th April to the 5th October. The effect of the Order, therefore, is to extend the period of summer time by three weeks in October so as to synchronise the period with that fixed for Great Britain and the Six Counties. A similar Order has been made each year since the war began.

Senators will no doubt appreciate the disadvantage of having different times operating here and in Great Britain and the Six Counties during the period of three weeks. Such a difference would be most inconvenient to shipping companies, air companies and the Great Northern Railway and would interfere with postal arrangements. Accordingly I recommend the Order for the approval of the House.

Motion put and agreed to.