HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 c2195
66. Sir A. Knox

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider the possibility of extending the Weights and Measures Act of 1926 to cover wholesale transactions as well as retail.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Waterhouse)

My right hon. Friend cannot undertake to introduce legislation on this subject under present war conditions, but the matter will be considered when next a general review of weights and measures legislation is undertaken.

Sir A. Knox

Meanwhile will the President take into consideration the fact that retailers are very dissatisfied, that they often do not get fair weight and as all the prices are controlled they cannot pass that on to the consumer?

Captain Waterhouse

The Board of Trade have had no complaints on this point from retailers. It is a vexed question on which two opinions are held, but if my hon. and gallant Friend would like to send me particulars of any case I will look into them.