HC Deb 15 March 1934 vol 287 cc558-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can now state when the Bill will be introduced to deal with the standardisation of the measurement for the sale of ballast, sand, building and other road-making materials?


The proposals put forward by the committee of the British Standards Institution on behalf of the trade interests concerned have given rise to certain difficulties in view of the existing provisions of the Weights and Measures Acts. The Board of Trade are at present engaged in drafting provisions on the subject, but I regret that I cannot say as yet when it may be possible to introduce legislation on the subject.