GMT+1 time trial debate continues

"Clocks could go forward by an hour permanently subject to UK-wide consensus.

The government has decided to back the bid for a three-year trial that would see the UK join the central European time zone — but only if devolved administrations agree.

It would mean lighter evenings but darker mornings, especially in Scotland where many people are strongly opposed. Campaigners believe, however, that moving to lighter evenings would reduce energy use and hence carbon emissions, cut road deaths and boost tourism."

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28 October 2011
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The daylight savings bill first put forward by Conservative MP Rebecca Harris in 2010 has been backed by the government for a three-year trial that would see the UK join the central European time zone.