HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 c1878
24. Mr. Hewlett

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any information as to the countries in which the use of the metric system of weights and measures is legally compulsory and those where it is optional.

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir. Information on this subject is available, and if my hon. Friend will let me know any countries in which he is specially interested, I shall be glad to send him particulars.

Mr. Hewlett

Having regard to the fact that these countries include our export markets, will the right hon. Gentleman consider appointing a small committee to review the progress of the metric system and report on the best way of stimulating its general use?