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UK clocks change considered.

Summary: The Government is set to support new plans that will see Britain's clocks go forward by one hour all year round.

The Government is set to support new plans that will see Britain's clocks go forward by one hour all year round.

MPs are seeking support for a UK wide trial that would see England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland move to Central European Time, for a trial period of three years.

The changes would mean lighter winter evenings, which supporters claim would cut road deaths, boost tourism and reduced energy use.

However, the plans face a number of hurdles before the proposals can be put into action.

The Coalition said it will only go ahead with the reforms if they win the backing of political leaders across the UK.

Any "clear opposition" would mean the plans were dropped.

Scotland has traditionally opposed such a move as the nation would be plunged into darkness for longer in the mornings.

Critics claim that would increase the dangers for many workers, particularly farmers, as well as families on the school run.

Ministers will now table amendments to the Daylight Savings Private Members Bill proposing consultation with each of the devolved administrations.

The Bill will still need the backing of MPs and peers by April next year to go ahead.

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Date:Oct 28, 2011
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