HC Deb 28 July 1988 vol 138 cc419-20W
Mr. Rathbone

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is yet in a position to announce his conclusions on consultation about harmonising summer time with other members of the European Community.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The Government's recent survey was directed towards gathering factual information about three options for summer time. The Government would not wish to reach conclusions without wider debate on the data collected which reflect differing views on the economic and social effects of any change.