HC Deb 28 July 1905 vol 150 c785
MR. NANNETTI: (Dublin, College Green)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether he can state if any inspection is now being made of the weights and measures used on board of British ships for the purpose of weighing out the provisions supplied to the crews.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The Board of Trade have ascertained that there is no general or systematic inspection of the weights and measures used on board British ships, and they have decided to issue a notice to ship owners and masters calling attention to their liabilities in the matter under Section 210 of the Merchant Shipping Act,1894, and suggesting the advisability of having their weights and measures duly verified and stamped from time to time.