§ MR. W. R. BOUSFIELD (Hackney, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the results, so far, of the inquiries which have been made of local authorities in reference to the recommendations contained in the Report upon the Weights and Measures Acts which was submitted last year; and whether, having regard to those results and to the fact that a deputation from the County Councils Association and the Association of Municipal Corporations waited upon him, urging the desirability of securing uniformity of administration, he will consent to appoint a Departmental Committee of the Board of Trade to consider the subject?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
Since I replied to a Question by the hon. and learned Member on the 19th February, only ten more replies have been received from local authorities. Some of the larger and more important of these bodies have not responded at present, and I am not yet in a position to decide upon future action.