EDM 157 TRIAL OF SINGLE/DOUBLE SUMMER TIME

Sanders, Adrian

That this House notes the significant financial, environmental, public health and quality of life benefits that could accrue by advancing the clocks to GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer; further notes in particular the increased trade in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors estimated at over £3 billion and 80,000 new jobs, the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from reduced heat and light by aligning the clocks more closely to people’s lifestyles, and the significant health gains from reduced levels of Seasonal Affective Disorder and increased levels of sports participation and physical activity; further notes the likely reduction in death and injury from fewer road accidents and expected reduction in crime and the fear of crime; and therefore calls on the Government to instigate a three year trial of Single/Double Summer Time.

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