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Double Summer Time

EDM number 389 in 1993-94, proposed by Angela Rumbold on 19/01/1994.

That this House recognises the enormous advantages for all the people of this country in moving Britain's clocks forward by one hour throughout the year, thereby matching daylight and waking hours more effectively; notes that the move is supported by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Police Federation because, according to Transport Research Laboratory calculations, the result of such a move would be 140 fewer fatalities and 520 fewer serious injuries on the roads every year, with the Scots benefiting proportionately more than others; further notes that an extra hour of evening daylight would benefit children, working women, and elderly people, who are disadvantaged and threatened by the early dusk and darkness, as well as cutting energy costs by ú260 million per year; recognises the benefits that extra evening light would have on the health & lifestyle of the British people, and the ú1 billion increase in tourism revenues that the consequently longer holiday season would provide; similarly recognises the greater convenience to all business people communicating with and travelling to and from Europe; welcomes the European Commission's review of summer time arrangements in the Community which has now resulted in the adoption of a Directive to ensure that all EU members end summer time along with Britain in October; and therefore calls on the Government to allow Parliament to decide on Britain's move to single/double summer time at the earliest opportunity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 98 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Angela Rumbold19/01/1994Mitcham & MordenProposed
Michael Colvin19/01/1994Romsey and WatersideSigned
John Gilbert19/01/1994Dudley EastSigned
Stuart Bell19/01/1994MiddlesbroughSigned
Mark Fisher19/01/1994Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Richard Caborn19/01/1994Sheffield CentralSigned
Richard Alexander19/01/1994NewarkSigned
Helen Jackson19/01/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Jim Cunningham19/01/1994Coventry South EastSigned
David Steel19/01/1994Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
John Ward19/01/1994PooleSigned
Peggy Fenner19/01/1994MedwaySigned
David Hanson19/01/1994DelynSigned
George Foulkes19/01/1994Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Terence Higgins19/01/1994WorthingSigned
Llin Golding19/01/1994Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Ann Clwyd19/01/1994Cynon ValleySigned
Robert Banks19/01/1994HarrogateSigned
Raymond Powell19/01/1994OgmoreSigned
Gerry Bermingham19/01/1994St Helens SouthSigned
Anthony Coombs19/01/1994Wyre ForestSigned
Dennis Turner19/01/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Alan Keen19/01/1994Feltham & HestonSigned
James Lester19/01/1994BroxtoweSigned
Alan Wynne Williams19/01/1994CarmarthenSigned
Derek Enright19/01/1994HemsworthSigned
Andrew Faulds19/01/1994Warley EastSigned
Rhodri Morgan19/01/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Frank Field19/01/1994BirkenheadSigned
Nick Hawkins19/01/1994Blackpool SouthSigned
Paul Flynn19/01/1994Newport WestSigned
Richard Burden19/01/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Neil Gerrard19/01/1994WalthamstowSigned
Edward O'Hara19/01/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Cheryl Gillan19/01/1994Chesham & AmershamSigned
Anne Campbell19/01/1994CambridgeSigned
Nick Ainger19/01/1994PembrokeSigned
John Hunt19/01/1994RavensbourneSigned
John Hannam19/01/1994ExeterSigned
Ann Coffey19/01/1994StockportSigned
Hugh Bayley19/01/1994York, City ofSigned
James Spicer19/01/1994West DorsetSigned
Joe Benton19/01/1994BootleSigned
Frank Cook19/01/1994Stockton NorthSigned
Clive Betts19/01/1994Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Jon Owen Jones19/01/1994Cardiff CentralSigned
Paddy Tipping19/01/1994SherwoodSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/01/1994LeighSigned
Joan Walley19/01/1994Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Stuart Randall19/01/1994Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Nigel Waterson19/01/1994EastbourneSigned
Nirj Deva19/01/1994Brentford & IsleworthSigned
Tony Wright19/01/1994Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
John Evans19/01/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Paul Marland19/01/1994Gloucestershire WestSigned
Michael Fabricant19/01/1994Staffordshire MidSigned
Lynne Jones20/01/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone20/01/1994Brent EastSigned
Jim Dowd20/01/1994Lewisham WestSigned
David Alton20/01/1994Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Gerry Steinberg20/01/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Tim Rathbone21/01/1994LewesSigned
Keith Hill21/01/1994StreathamSigned
Robert Jackson21/01/1994WantageSigned
David Mitchell21/01/1994North West HampshireSigned
John Townend21/01/1994BridlingtonSigned
Ray Whitney21/01/1994WycombeSigned
Gordon Oakes24/01/1994HaltonSigned
Alan Williams24/01/1994Swansea WestSigned
Janet Anderson24/01/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Whittingdale24/01/1994Colchester South and MaldonSigned
Alun Michael24/01/1994Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
John Heppell24/01/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Nick Harvey24/01/1994North DevonSigned
Jeff Rooker25/01/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
John Gunnell25/01/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Paul Tyler26/01/1994North CornwallSigned
David Shaw31/01/1994DoverSigned
Peter Temple-Morris01/02/1994LeominsterSigned
Peter Thurnham01/02/1994Bolton North EastSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Winston Churchill03/02/1994DavyhulmeSigned
Nigel Jones03/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
Michael Alison03/02/1994SelbySigned
Michael Clark04/02/1994RochfordSigned
Mildred Gordon04/02/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
Martyn Jones08/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Bill Olner09/02/1994NuneatonSigned
Anthony Durant09/02/1994Reading WestSigned
Ralph Howell09/02/1994North NorfolkSigned
David Evans10/02/1994Welwyn HatfieldSigned
James Hill11/02/1994Southampton, TestSigned
Mike Gapes15/02/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Nigel Griffiths23/02/1994Edinburgh SouthSigned
Kim Howells23/02/1994PontypriddSigned
Rupert Allason29/03/1994TorbaySigned
Peter BottomleyUnknownWithdrawn
John WattsUnknownWithdrawn

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