§ Captain WALLACE
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?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
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.