Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith has taken on a new role.

The environmentally-astute Mr Goldsmith will take up a position on the committee scrutinising the Daylight Saving Bill.

The committees will make suggestions as to how the bill can be improved ahead of the parliamentary report presentation stage.

The bill will look at the costs and benefits of advancing the UK’s clocks by one hour for all or part of the year.

Mr Goldsmith said: “This is an exciting bill.

“It will cost little to implement and will massively improve the quality of life for millions of people. According to polls, it is overwhelmingly popular with a majority of UK citizens.

“Now that the review is likely to take place, we will be able to judge for ourselves, based on the facts.”

For more details about the bill, visit lighterlater.org/benefits.html.