Daylight Saving Bill needs MPs support to clear next hurdle

12.53 | 12 December 2011 |

Supporters of Rebecca Harris’ Private Members Bill on Daylight Saving are being urged to contact their MP to help the Bill pass the next phase in its progress.

Having successfully negotiated the Committee Stage in the House of Commons, the Bill is scheduled for Report and Third Reading on 20 January.

Supporters say the change would reduce road casualties, boost tourism revenues, promote sport and exercise and reduce energy use.

Robert Gifford, executive director of PACTS, says: “This is a very important stage if the Bill is to stand any chance of achieving Royal Assent. We need 100 MPs present on January 20 to vote for closure. This is where your help will be vital.

“If you support the principles of the Bill – that we need a proper review of the evidence supporting daylight saving – can I ask you to contact your MP and persuade him or her to attend the debate on January 20. The more contact that MPs have from people with an interest in the issue, the more likely the chances of ensuring the maximum attendance."

For more information about the Bill contact Robert Gifford.


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