16 APRIL 1932, Page 16


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In connexion with the bi-annual alteration' of the clocks, it is interesting to note that the abandonment in 1919 by Germany of daylight saving does not appear to have hindered the phenomenal development of athletics and sport, which has been so conspicuous a feature in the life of that nation during the post-War years.

In view of the many disadvantages of Summer Time and the fact that the scheme has been discarded by so Many progressive countries, is not the present an appropriate. time to ask whether the continuance of the Daylight Saving Act is in the national interest ?—I am, Sir, &c., G. M. T.