§ MR. NORMAN (Wolverhampton, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he will afford time this 651 session for the passage of a Bill, which would probably be non-contentious, to carry into effect the second of the three recommendations of the Select Committee of 1895, the first and third having already been carried out, namely, that after a lapse of two years the metric system of weights and measures be rendered compulsory by Act of Parliament.
SIR H. CAMPBELL BANNERMAN
I can make no promise on the subject of such a Bill. It would, on becoming operative, necessarily render the use of all existing weights and measures 'illegal, and I do not think there is ground for anticipating with my hon. friend that such a measure would be non-contentious.