HC Deb 02 August 1963 vol 682 cc209-10W
Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the proposals made by the Domestic Coal Consumers Council to protect purchasers of coal from short weight on delivery were rejected by him.

Mr. Erroll

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the question of the power of weights and measures inspectors to stop coal vehicles on the highway. This matter was fully debated during the passage of the Weights and Measures Bill. I am satisfied that the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, provides adequate powers to give effective protection to consumers against short weight.

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