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Minister questioned on EU proposal to end clock changes

24 October 2019

The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee will be asking Kelly Tolhurst MP how the Government is engaging with EU and domestic stakeholders on the proposal to discontinue seasonal time changes in the EU, and what assessment the Government has made of the implications for the UK of aligning or non-aligning with the proposal after Brexit.


Thursday 24 October, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.10am

  • Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Possible questions

Questions likely to be covered in the session include:

  • Has the Government had any direct engagement with UK stakeholders, for example road safety, farming, airlines, and so on?
  • How would the Government approach assessing competing interests in relation to the UK's time arrangements?
  • Do you share the concerns expressed by some of the witnesses to our inquiry that a situation where seasonal changes of time were observed on one side of the Irish border but not the other would adversely impact individuals and businesses?

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