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This is a report on the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Daylight Saving Bill. It complements Library Research Paper 10/78 (Daylight Saving Bill) prepared for the Commons Second Reading.

The Bill is a Private Member’s Bill sponsored by Rebecca Harris. It would require the Government to prepare a report on the potential costs and benefits of advancing clocks in the UK by one hour. Depending on the outcome of the report, and the degree of consensus, the Bill will allow a trial clock change to be initiated. A trial would be subject to an affirmative resolution in both Houses. The trial could last up to three years and could be made permanent.

The Bill was extensively amended in Committee.

The Report Stage is scheduled for 20 January 2012.

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