HC Deb 06 May 1908 vol 188 cc242-3
MR. BOWERMAN (Deptford)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his Board has been requested by local authorities administering the Weights and Measures Act to withdraw or modify Regulation 9 of the Weights and Measures Regulations, 1907, which requires the authority to arrange that the premises of every trader are visited by an inspector for the purpose of inspecting all weights, measures, and instruments in use for trade at least once a year, or once in two years in certain cases with the special sanction of the Board of Trade; and whether, in view of the importance of protecting the interests of purchasers, he will give an assurance to the House that this regulation will be strictly adhered to and enforced.


A few of the local authorities administering the Weights and Measures Acts have asked for the amendment of the Regulation in question or that their districts may be exempted from its operation, but the Board of Trade have not in any case acceded to the application and have no intention of doing so.