New Clause 4 - Power to advance time by one hour for trial period

Daylight Saving Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 7th December 2011.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State may by order make provision for advancing the time for general purposes in the United Kingdom by one hour.

(2) An order under subsection (1) is referred to in this Act as a “daylight saving order”.

(3) A daylight saving order may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing it—

(a) has been laid before Parliament during the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which the report is published, and

(b) has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4) Before making a daylight saving order the Secretary of State—

(a) must obtain the agreement of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland, and

(b) must consult the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers.

(5) The power to make a daylight saving order does not include power to make provision for advancing time—

(a) for only part of the year, or

(b) for only part of the United Kingdom.

(6) A daylight saving order expires at the end of the trial period (see section [The trial period]).

(7) Sub section (6) is subject to any order under—

(a) section [Power to abandon trial] (order abandoning trial), or

(b) section [Power to advance time by one hour permanently] (order advancing time by one hour permanently).

(8) A daylight saving order—

(a) may amend a relevant enactment, and

(b) may make consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision.’.—(Mr Davey.)

Brought up, and read the First and Second time.

Amendment proposed to new clause 4: (a), in subsection (4), leave out from “Northern Ireland” to end and insert:

‘the Office of the First Minister of Scotland and Office of the First Minister of Wales.’.—(Mr MacNeil.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Question negatived.

New clause 4 added to the Bill.