Changes to Daylight Saving: Implications for Agriculture and Rural Communities

07 November 2011


Changes to Daylight Saving: Implications for Agriculture and Rural Communities

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided to hold an evidence session into the implications of the proposed changes to daylight saving for rural communities and agriculture.

The Government has announced that it is considering supporting the Daylight Saving Bill, a Private Members Bill currently before Parliament, that would advance the time by one hour throughout the year across the UK for a trial period, if there is wide consensus across the UK.

Interested parties are invited to provide written evidence by Thursday 15 December.
The witnesses and date for the oral evidence session will be confirmed in due course.
For further details about this evidence session, please contact Lucy Petrie, Second Clerk to the Committee, on 020 7219 3279.

Further information about the work of the Committee can be found on the Committee’s website at

The meeting will take place in a committee room in the House of Commons. Visitors should check the exact location nearer the time on

Notes for those submitting written evidence.

Submissions should be in Word or rich text format and sent by e-mail to 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.

They should be as brief as possible, and no more than 1,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference.

Committees make public much of the evidence they receive during inquiries. If you do not wish your submission to be published, you must clearly say so. If you wish to include private or confidential information in your submission to the Committee, please contact the Clerk of the Committee to discuss this. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.

Personal information, such as address and contact details, should be provided separately from the body of your submission. 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.

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, no public use should be made of the submission unless you have first obtained permission from the Committee.


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