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Ec (Time Zones)

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the member states of the European Community which broadly operate on the same time zone as the United Kingdom and those one and two hours in advance, respectively, together with their total respective populations and the total population living in advanced time zones in Europe west of the Greenwich meridian.

The information requested is as follows:

Population (million)
Same Time Zone as United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland3·5
United Kingdom56·1
One hour in advance of United Kingdom
Belgium9·9
Denmark5·1
France54·6
Germany61·0
Italy57·1
Luxembourg0·4
Netherlands14·5
Portugal10·2
Spain38·6
251·3
Two hours in advance of United Kingdom
Greece9·9
It is not possible to estimate, save at disproportionate cost, how many people in Portugal and parts of Spain and France live to the west of the Greenwich meridian.