FW: London (GMT) notation self-conflicts

Clive D.W. Feather clive at demon.net
Thu Nov 1 14:29:44 UTC 2007

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] said:
> To fix this, "Greenwich Mean Time" should be removed from the notation for London, Belfast and Dublin.
> It  might be replaced by "United Kingdom Time," "British Isles Time" or "British Time." 

None of those are terms used in the UK. The first would be unacceptable to
the Irish Republic, and the last to the whole of Ireland.

The statutory name for the time zone of the UK would appear to be "the time
for general purposes in Great Britain" (see the Summer Time Act 1972) and
"the time for general purposes in Northern Ireland" (see the Time Act
(Northern Ireland) 1924).

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