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Parliamentary question - E-014306/2013Parliamentary question

British Summer Time (BST)

Question for written answer E-014306-13
to the Commission
Rule 117
Syed Kamall (ECR)

I have been contacted by a constituent who would like to see an extension of British Summer Time (BST) within the European Union to align it to the dates which are currently implemented in the USA, i.e. from the first weekend in March to the first weekend in November.

My constituent tells me that since its introduction, BST has been progressively extended from four to the current seven months and that the last change was in 2001.

My constituent tells me that this extension would guarantee an extra month of BST, which he believes would lead to a great amount of energy savings and that Britain, as well as the whole of Europe, would benefit from a further extension.

Could the Commission confirm whether it supports any proposals to extend BST within the European Union?

OJ C 275, 21/08/2014