Summertime: Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st March 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the potential effect of adopting British Summer Time permanently on levels of carbon emissions.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

The Government believes that the current daylight-saving arrangements represent the optimal use of the available daylight across the UK.

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