HC Deb 04 March 1925 vol 181 c459W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the regulations under the Weights and Measures Act which govern the use of self-indicating pendulum weighers; whether he is satisfied that they are adequate to protect consumers in retail shops against short weight; and. if not, what steps it is proposed to take in order to ensure that the consumer is fairly dealt with?


Weighing appliances are subject to the Regulations (S.R. & 0. 698/1907) issued by the Board of Trade under Section 5 of the Weights and Measures Act, 1904. Patterns of novel weighing instruments have also to be approved by the Board, under Section 6 of the same Act, before they may be used for trade. The Board have no evidence that pendulum weighers as a class facilitate the giving of short weight.