Summertime: EU Action

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Nye Baroness Nye Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to continuing alignment between UK and EU policy on seasonal time changes, after the European Parliament voted to end them from October 2021.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Government does not believe there is any case for changing the current arrangements. I am working with EU Member States to convince them and the European Commission of our position.

We believe the current system works for citizens in the UK and there is no evidence that justifies the abolition of daylight saving time, which currently already ensures harmonisation of time in the EU.

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