§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the future of British summer time.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
We expect to bring our consideration of policy on future summer time arrangements to a conclusion soon. We shall take into account the possible outcomes of negotiations on the recent draft 7th EC directive on the start and end dates of summer time, including its proposal that from 1997 all member states should adopt the October end date currently used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.