Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill

Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill

The Lighter Evenings Bill was tabled by Lord Tanlaw and debated in the House of Lords on 24 March 2006. It was debated at Committee stage on 20 April 2006

The Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill seeks to replicate the experiment conducted in 1968-71 into the effects of single/ double summer time. For those years the clocks were advanced in March 1968 and not put back until October 1971. The research found that when British Standard Time (GMT+1) was employed all year round around 2,500 deaths and serious injuries were saved each year of the trial period.

For additional information, please also see the RoSPA briefing on this subject or the TRL research paper.

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