HC Deb 18 February 1887 vol 311 c25
MR. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether he intends to introduce this Session a Bill to amend "The Weights and Measures Act, 1878," as the Standard Department of the Board of Trade reported that "further legislation" is necessary to make the Act effective for the prevention of fraud?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

The question of legislation in connection with the Weights and Measures Act is receiving the careful attention of the Department, and the Board of Trade hope to be able to arrange the preparation of a measure as soon as the state of Public Business will admit of it.