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'Lighter evenings' plan rejected
The government has rejected calls by peers to move clocks forward an hour during winter.

Crossbencher Lord Tanlaw called for it to be tested from October next year, arguing that lighter evenings would reduce accidents.

They would also help tourism and business, bringing the UK into line with much of Europe, he added.

But Lord Sainsbury, for the government, told the Lords the plan had been tried between 1968 and 1971 and abandoned.


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