HC Deb 13 February 1969 vol 777 cc352-5W
34. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he next plans to visit Scotland to hold discussions about the progress of the experiment with British Standard Time.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The review of British Standard Time to be held in the Spring of 1970 will take full account of the views held in Scotland.

37. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further representations he has received asking him to end the British Standard Time experiment.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mrs. Ewing) on 6th February.—[Vol. 777, c. 152.]

47. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which authorities and experts he has consulted about the experiment with British Standard Time; and with what results.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I will, with permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the organisations which were consulted or which volunteered views before British Standard Time was introduced.

They showed a clear preponderance in favour of the change.

Following is the list:

  • Agricultural Section of Transport&General Workers Union.
  • Agricultural Section of Transport& General Workers Union (Scotland).
  • Area Gas Boards (12).
  • Association of British Chambers of Commerce.
  • Association of County Councils (Scotland).
  • Association of Chief Police Officers of England and Wales.
  • Association of Directors of Education in Scotland.
  • Association of Education Committees.
  • Association of Headmistresses (Scotland).
  • Association of Municipal Corporations.
  • Association of Principals of Technical Institutions.
  • Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education.
  • Association of Technical Institutions.
  • Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions.
  • British Airports Authority.
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  • British European Airways.
  • British Independent Air Transport Association.
  • British Medical Association.
  • British National Export Council.
  • British Overseas Airways Corporation.
  • British Rail.
  • British Transport Docks Board.
  • British Travel Association.
  • British United Airways.
  • Central Council of Physical Recreation.
  • Central Electricity Generating Board.
  • Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
  • Confederation of British Industry.
  • Consumer Council.
  • County Councils Association.
  • Convention of Royal Burghs (Scotland).
  • District Councils' Association for Scotland.
  • Educational Institute of Scotland.
  • Federated Quarry Owners of Great Britain.
  • Federation of Associations of Civil Engineering Contractors.
  • Federation of Specialists and Sub-Contractors.
  • Football Association.
  • Football Association of Wales.
  • Football League.
  • Greater London Council.
  • Headmasters Association of Scotland.
  • Inner London Education Committee.
  • Joint Four Secondary School Associations.
  • Joint Turf Authorities.
  • London Commodity Exchange.
  • Multiple Shops Federation.
  • National Association of Headteachers.
  • National Association of Schoolmasters.
  • National Coal Board.
  • National Farmers Union.
  • National Farmers Union of Scotland.
  • National Federation of Building Trade Employers.
  • National Federation of Building Trade Operatives.
  • National Union of Agricultural Workers.
  • National Union of Teachers.
  • National Union of Townswomen's Guilds (Scotland).
  • Road Research Laboratory.
  • Rugby Football League.
  • Rural District Councils Association.
  • Scottish Council of Physical Recreation.
  • Scottish Counties of Cities Association.
  • Scottish Football Association.
  • Scottish Football League.
  • Scottish Landowners Federation.
  • Scottish Office of the Confederation of British Industry.
  • Scottish Schoolmasters Association.
  • Scottish Secondary Teachers Association.
  • Scottish Tourist Board.
  • Scottish Trades Union Congress.
  • Scottish Women's Rural Institutes.
  • Sports Council.
  • Trades Union Congress.
  • Urban District Councils Association.
  • Welsh Joint Education Committee.
  • Winter Building Advisory Committee.
  • Women's Royal Voluntary Service.
  • Women's Royal Voluntary Service (Scotland).

64. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations about British Standard Time he has received from rural district councils.

Mr. Merlyn Rees