HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 c1328W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the feeling existing among merchants and commercial men generally in favour of adopting the metric system as a principal means of promoting our trade with foreign countries after the War; whether he has received the resolutions of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce on the matter; and whether he will appoint a Committee to consider the subject?


With regard to the first part of the question I am aware that the proposal to adopt the metric system has a certain measure of support, but it is difficult to say how far this is general. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. With regard to the last part I understand that the attention of Lord Balfour of Burleigh's Committee has already been directed to this subject