HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2144
58. Mr. DENMAN

asked whether, with a view to assisting the reconstruction of British commerce after the War, he will appoint a Select Committee to consider and report how the metric system can best be applied within the Empire?


In view of the fact that, as stated by the late Prime Minister on the 26th October last, the Committee on Commercial and Industrial Policy after the War is already considering the proposals which have been made for the adoption of the metric system in this country, I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by the appointment of a Select Committee on the subject at the present time.

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