§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD (Essex, Epping)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the London County Council are charging one halfpenny for the verification and stamping of publican half-pint glass measures, instead of the sum of one penny imposed by Section 13 of the 838 Weights and Measures Act, 1889; and, whether he will press upon the London County Council the necessity of charging the fees as specified in the first schedule of the said Act?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
No, Sir, my attention has not been called to this matter, but I have communicated with the Council upon the hon. and gallant Member's Question, and find that his allegation is well founded. I will certainly ask the Council to take advice, and assure itself that the charge of sixpence per dozen can be legally justified.