Monday, 6 December 2010

Adessi 10:10 - Support for Lighter Later

As firm supporters of the 10:10 initiative and their Lighter Later campaign we were delighted to hear last week that the Daylight Savings Bill had passed it's second reading.

The legislation could lead to a trial shift of the UK's clocks forward by an hour, which would result in us having an extra hour of daylight in the evenings all year round. The bill passed its second reading by 92 votes to 10 and will now proceed to the committee stage. Conservative MP Rebecca Harris made a rousing speech highlighting the amount of support the bill has from a wide variety of people, organisations and businesses: ""The fact that daylight saving has been championed by people all over the country and across the political spectrum suggests that it is not a party political issue. Honourable members will note the remarkable range of more than 300 organisations backing the bill as part of the Lighter Later coalition".

Lighter Later campaign manager Daniel Vockins said: "Britain may be blanketed in snow today, but the nation is one giant step closer to having more sunshine in our lives. This bill is proof that you can tackle climate change whilst making society better and happier."

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