HC Deb 06 February 1968 vol 758 c99W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will name those organisations and associations which submitted views on the introduction of British Standard Time in a form that permitted a clear division between those for and those against the introduction of British Standard Time.

Mr. Ross

Most of the organisations consulted by the Government about the future of summer time gave qualified replies or replies expressing minority as well as majority views. Those who came down firmly one way or the other in Scotland are given below, although even in these cases it was clear that the views were no necessarily held by every constituent member of the organisation concerned:

In favour of British Standard Time

  • The District Councils' Association for Scotland.
  • The Scottish Schoolmasters' Association.
  • The Confederation of British Industry (Scottish Office).
  • The Scottish Council (Development & Industry).
  • The Scottish Trades Union Congress.
  • The Scottish Football Association.
  • The Scottish Football League.
  • Aberdeen Corporation.
  • Eight county councils.

Against British Standard Time

  • The National Farmers' Union of Scotland.
  • The Association of Headmistresses.
  • The Secondary Teachers' Association.
  • The Educational Institute for Scotland.
  • The Convention of Royal Burghs.
  • Edinburgh Corporation.
  • Glasgow Corporation.
  • Twenty county councils.

Costs Number of Places
Primary Secondary Schools £000 Primary Secondary Schools £000 Primary Secondary Schools Primary Secondary Schools
Projects started in 1967 10,202 14,395 30,285 26,902
Projects completed in 1967 7,222 8,954 26,359 23,165