Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Letter: In Brief

Sir: Like Mary Harvey (letter, 7 November) I very much enjoyed the lighter evenings during the experimental period of keeping the clocks an hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The reason for this measure during the Second World War was to save precious energy. It seems strange that when the need to preserve resources becomes ever more pressing the Government neglects to take this step.

However, in the end it boils down to a matter of personal preference. Referendums are becoming more common. Here is something which everyone can understand and which could be decided in this way.