In September 2018, the European Commission published a draft directive which would oblige member states to end seasonal time changes and decide whether to remain on winter time or summertime permanently. This House of Lords Library briefing outlines the proposals and reaction to them, and summarises past parliamentary debate on time zones and seasonal clock changes.

This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 31 January 2019 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Whitty (Labour) “that this House takes note of the case for a long-term commitment to increased provision of social housing to help to reduce housing costs, homelessness and housing benefit expenditure”.

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 19 December 2018 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Conservative), “that this House takes note of the threat of plastic to the environment and the case for improved recycling”.