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Daylight Saving Bill part two

A backbencher's bill that would have paved the way for the UK to go on to Central European time for a three year experiment has been out-manoeuvred in the Commons.

The bill, put forward by the Conservative Rebecca Harris, would have set up a detailed study into the UK adopting, for a three year trial,

British Summer Time in the winter and BST plus one hour in the summer.

But a group of MPs , principally Conservative and SNP , were determined to stop the bill in the Commons and, after tabling many amendments, they spoke at length in support of them.

This ensured the bill ran out of time in the Commons.

The Bill is not yet killed off, but its future progress is likely to depend on ministers deciding to give it support and find time to let it progress.

You can see part one here .


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