§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the section of the Weights and Measures Act which declares the necessity for making a Return to the effect that no unstamped weights or measures are on a merchant's premises is generally enforced in Ireland.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
There is no provision in the Act, so far as I am aware, which requires a Return such as that indicated to be made. The hon. Member probably has in his mind the form of particulars supplied to traders before the date fixed for the yearly verification of weights and measures. These forms are also supplied at other times when traders obtain new weights or measures which they require 593 to be verified. The duties imposed on the ex officio Inspectors in these respects are strictly enforced in Ireland.