HC Deb 20 March 1905 vol 143 c429

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether inspectors of weights and measures examine the weights and measures used on board ship for weighing provisions and other articles supplied to seamen, as provided by Section 201 of the Merchant Shipping Act; and, if not, whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the matter with a view to such weights and measures being thoroughly examined and, if unfit, condemned as required by the Weights and Measures Act.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) Inspectors of weights and measures are under the control of local authorities, and I will cause inquiries to be made as to the practice with regard to their inspection of weights and measures used on board ship.