HC Deb 07 November 1944 vol 404 c1285W
Sir F. Sanderson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, with a view to simplicity in calculation and greater convenience for foreign countries as well as for the United Kingdom in commercial transactions, he will consider the introduction of the metric system of weights and measures, which would conform with the general use in other parts of the world.

Mr. Dalton

My hon. Friend will no doubt be aware that the Weights and Measures (Metric System) Act, 1897, permits the use of the metric system of weights and measures for trade purposes in Great Britain. I do not contemplate any further legislation.