HC Deb 13 July 1910 vol 19 cc580-1W
Colonel RAWSON

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the inspectors of weights and measures are entitled to demand a tradesman to take his weights and scales to be tested to the inspector's premises; or whether it is the duty of the inspector to come and test the weights and scales at the tradesman's premises?


Section 44 of the Weights and Measures Act, 1878, contemplates that weights and measures shall be brought for verification and stamping to the place fixed by the local authority. In the case of the inspection of weights and measures already verified and stamped, there is no obligation on a tradesman to take his weights and measures to the inspector's premises.