§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is the minimum notice for introducing common European time;
(2) what legislation is needed to introduce common European time.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The adoption of central European time by the United Kingdom would require primary 41W legislation. Subject to any necessary future consultation, our understanding is that transport operators would be the sector requiring the longest period of notice, of between 12 to 18 months, in which to prepare for such a move.