HC Deb 16 June 1958 vol 589 c52W
64. Mr. Burden

asked the President of the Board of Trade what, under his regulations, is the minimum weight of butter which may be sold over the counter by retailers.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The Sale of Food (Weights and Measures) Act, 1926, does not place restrictions on the amounts in which butter may be sold unless the butter is prepacked. Prepacked butter, unless below 2 oz. in weight, may only be sold in quantities of 2 oz., 4 oz., in multiples of ¼ lb. up to 2 lb., in multiples of½ lb. up to 4 lb. and in multiples of lbs. thereafter.