HC Deb 26 October 1949 vol 468 c158W
92. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will permit inspectors of weights and measures to examine weighing instruments in post offices to the extent authorised in shops.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Weights and scales which are the property of the Crown are statutorily exempt from examination by Inspectors of Weights and Measures under Clause 24 of the Schedules to the Board of Trade Regulations, 1907, pursuant to the Weights and Measures Act of 1904. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, weights and measures legislation is at present under consideration by a Board of Trade Committee, before which the Post Office is giving evidence in the near future.