HC Deb 29 March 1887 vol 312 cc1771-2
MR. RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether it is the intention of the Government to propose any legislation with a view of simplifying the weights and measures now in general use, and especially those used in the sale of corn; and, if so, when they propose to introduce their Bill?

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

The question of legislation in connection with the Weights and Measures Act is, as I informed the hon. Member for West St. Pancras (Mr. Lawson) last mouth, receiving the attention of the Department. In view, however, of the im- portant questions now engaging the attention of Her Majesty's Government, I can give the hon. Member no pledge that any measure of legislation on the subject will be introduced this Session.