§ MR. WARDLE (Stockport)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that some local authorities charge stamping fees on every weight, measure, and weighing instrument submitted for inspection, even though such weight, measure, or weighing instrument is found correct and already stamped; whether the regulations provide against such charges; and, if not, whether he will so alter the regulations 883 so as to make fees payable only when weights are found unstamped or require adjusting.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The law provides that stamping fees shall be charged on the verification, but not on the inspection of weights, measures, and weighing instruments. Under the Weights and Measures Regulations of 1907, weights, &c., brought to an Inspector of Weights and Measures for verification should be dealt with as upon inspection. If my hon. friend has in mind any cases where this course is not followed I should be glad if he would furnish me with particulars.