HC Deb 22 February 1866 vol 181 cc899-900

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home De- partment, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce any Bill into Parliament during the present Session to amend the Law relating to Weights and Measures?


, in reply, said, it was the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill this Session on the subject. The special object of the Bill would be to transfer to the Department of the Board of Trade all the duties at present imposed by various Acts of Parliament on the Controller General of the Exchequer, and to place on a more satisfactory footing the custody of our standards.

In reply to Sir ANDREW AGNEW,


said, it would have nothing to do with the coinage.