HC Deb 13 December 1926 vol 200 cc2653-4

I beg to move, in page 6, line 15, after the word "Act," to insert the words then, where the wrapper or container can he resealed without injury to the contents, the inspector shall reseal the wrapper or container with a label certifying that the weight or measure of the contents has been proved to be correct, and if the inspector does not so seal the wrapper or container. For the reasons I have already stated in relation to my previous Amendment, I trust the Committee will agree to the insertion of these words.

Amendment agreed to.


I beg to move, in page 6, line 17, at the end, to add a new Sub-section:— (4) All weights, measures, weighing and measuring appliances used by an inspector of weights and measures in pursuance of this Act shall be made of such material, and in such form, as may be approved by the Board of Trade, and shall be verified and periodically reverified in such manner as the Board of Trade may from time to time direct. The object of this proposed new Subsection is to ensure that the inspector, acting on behalf of a local authority and making tests, shall use instruments of real accuracy in his work. I am sure that that will be in the interest of the administration of the Bill, and I think it is only fair to the trader upon whose premises the tests are made.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 12 (Penalties) ordered to stand part of the Bill.