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Lighter Evenings Bill


Lighter Evenings Bill

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A

Bill

To

Advance time by one hour in England and Wales throughout the year; to

provide that the power to make decisions in relation to time zones in Northern

Ireland and Scotland be devolved to the Northern Ireland Asembly and the

Scottish Parliament; and for connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Time for general purposes

Subject to section 3 of the Summer Time Act 1972 (c. 6) (interpretation of

references) the time for general purposes shall be one hour in advance of

Greenwich mean time.

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Amendment of the Summer Time Act 1972

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(1)   

The Summer Time Act 1972 is amended as follows.

(2)   

In section 1(1) (advance of time during period of summer time)—

(a)   

for “Great Britain” substitute “England and Wales”, and

(b)   

for “one hour” substitute “two hours”.

(3)   

Section 4 (Northern Ireland) shall cease to have effect.

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(4)   

In section 5 (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) for “Great Britain” substitute

“England and Wales”.

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Amendment of the Interpretation Act 1978

For section 9 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) (references to time of day)

substitute—

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“(9)   

Whenever an expression of time occurs in an Act, the time referred to

shall, unless it is otherwise specifically stated, be held to be the time

established by the Lighter Evenings Act 2004.”

 
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Lighter Evenings Bill

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Amendment of the Scotland Act 1998

(1)   

The Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46) is amended as follows.

(2)   

In section L5 (time) of Schedule 5 (reserved matters)—

(a)   

omit “, time zones and the subject-matter of the Summer Time Act

1972”, and

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(b)   

insert as the first entry under the cross-heading Exceptions

“Time zones and the subject-matter of the Summer Time Act 1972”.

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Short title, commencement and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Lighter Evenings Act 2004.

(2)   

This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by

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order appoint but not later than two o’clock in the morning on 29th October

2006.

(3)   

This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

 

 

 
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