HC Deb 27 February 1911 vol 22 c9

asked whether, in view of the fact that the Weights and Measures Acts do not enable inspectors appointed by local authorities to protect the public against short weight and measure in articles of food, he will give early and favourable consideration, in the interests of the poorer classes, to the question of remedying this defect by legislation, as was recommended by the Standards Commission in 1870 and repeatedly advocated by local authorities and other bodies?


The whole subject of short weight and measure has been under the consideration of the Board of Trade for some time past, and inquiries are still being pursued. The question is by no means free from difficulty, and I am not at present able to say what the result of the inquiries will be.