HC Deb 04 April 1963 vol 675 c624
35. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now make arrangements to harmonise Summer Time in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Mr. Woodhouse

The possibility of having the clocks one hour in advance of Greenwich Mean Time throughout the year, so that they would accord with those in other countries in Western Europe in the winter as well as in the summer, was considered when it was decided to make a limited extension in the periods of Summer Time in the years 1961 to 1963. The disadvantages of extending the period throughout the winter have so far seemed to outweigh the advantages, but the question is examined afresh every year.

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