Re: [LEAPSECS] Draft Questionnaire

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 17:39:57 -0500 (EST)

Joseph S. Myers scripsit:

> But not legal time definitions (as distinct from the widely-used civil
> time based on time signals) in jurisdictions where legal time is based on
> GMT rather than UTC (such as the UK). The phrase "Greenwich mean time" in
> UK law could hardly be interpreted as referring to some timescale that
> diverges from the normal meaning of "mean time", and the Government have
> so far shown no interest in changing the definition to be based on UTC.


So UK legal time is tied to the LMT of Greenwich itself? I know the
Inland Revenue is still running on the Julian calendar and starts its
year on 25 March, Julian, but really!

What a hoot.

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