HC Deb 22 February 1955 vol 537 cc1043-4
11. Mr. Owen

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he pro poses to take on the Hodgson Report on Weights and Measures.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, North (Mrs. Slater) on 9th December last.

Mr. Owen

Is the Minister aware that this matter is of considerable concern to the fruit trade, which is most anxious for a definite decision? Will he be good enough to give the matter urgent consideration?

Mr. Thorneycroft

Yes, I will certainly bear in mind what the hon. Gentleman says about this important subject, but there can be no question of legislation this Session.