New Clause 11 — Time

Part of Financial Services (Regulation of Derivatives) – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 15th March 2011.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Conservative, Milton Keynes South 9:00 pm, 15th March 2011

I am grateful for that information. Unfortunately I ceased to study physics after higher grade, so I am not qualified to go down that route.

The example I cite is perhaps slightly silly but there is a sensible point. It illustrates the practical difficulties that would arise if we had different time zones in a small geographical area. Although I am at one with the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar in opposing the introduction of central European time or any other Europeanisation of our time in this country, I must reluctantly oppose the new clause. I urge him and other Opposition Members to continue to oppose any moves in this place to introduce such a time zone in Scotland or anywhere else in the United Kingdom.