Possible implications for Northern Ireland of the Daylight Saving Bill

Written evidence from Edmund Slaine

1. Before I go to work each morning I walk my dogs and feed my free range poultry. I can just about get this done in GMT during the winter period, before heading to work at ~8 30 am. If we move into daylight saving I will not be able to see my poultry to feed them or let them outside in the morning. I would be afraid to let them out in the dark mornings because of predators. The daylight savings will have terrible implications for farmers during the winter months in Northern Ireland.

2. I prefer to travel to work in daylight and travel home in the dark. I always find that driving conditions are much worse in the morning. It's easier to deal with treacheous roads in daylight than at dark.

7 March 2011