HC Deb 18 July 1872 vol 212 c1366

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any Communication has been received from the French Government inviting Great Britain to a Congress of Nations on the subject of an International system of Weights and Measures; and, if so, whether the Government propose to send a Representative to the Congress?


The French Government have stated that the International Commission on the Metrical System, the sittings of which were interrupted in 1870, will meet again on the 24th of September next. It is understood from the Board of Trade that Mr. Chisholm and Professor Miller will attend as delegates on the part of this country.