HC Deb 04 June 1957 vol 571 c1056
10. Mrs. Mann

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take steps to end the practice of selling fruit without weight being clearly stated.

Mr. Erroll>

My right hon. Friend is considering this matter in connection with the proposed new legislation on weights and measures.

Mrs. Mann

Can we not have a standstill arrangement pending that legislation? It is more than a year since the promise came from the Government that legislation would be introduced. A standstill is being asked in regard to wages; is it not time that there was a standstill agreement in regard to packeted goods the containers of which are constantly containing less and less?

Mr. Erroll

Question No. 10 refers to selling fruit, as distinct from packeted goods.

Mrs. Mann

On a point of order. I beg to give notice that, owing to the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I shall raise this matter on the Adjournment.