New one-off session: the Effect on Energy Usage of Extending British Summer Time

21 September 2010

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold a one-off oral evidence session on the effect on energy usage of extending British Summer Time. The session will take place at 10.15 am on Thursday 28 October 2010 in Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster. The witness details will be confirmed at a later date.

The Committee would welcome written evidence from individuals or organisations. The Committee particularly welcomes evidence addressing:

  • the effects on energy usage of extending British Summer Time.
  • the effect of extending British Summer Time on achieving UK renewables and emission reduction targets.

The deadline for the submission of written evidence is Friday 15 October 2010.



Written evidence should be in Word or rich text format- not PDF format- and sent by e-mail to with the subject “EPS submission”. The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from. Hard copy submissions should be sent to: The Clerk, Energy and Climate Change Committee, 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA. The deadline is Monday 6 September 2010. As a guideline submissions should be no longer than 3000 words. However, please contact the Committee staff if you wish to discuss this matter.

Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should, if possible, include an executive summary. Further guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or by making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.



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