§ Sir E. Bullus
asked the Minister of Technology what effect the present financial crisis in this country will have on his plans for the change-over of the metric system; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Benn
The demand on industry's resources arising from its metrication programme will be widely distributed, and spread over the next six or seven years with the main weight in the latter part of that period. I do not expect that the current economic situation will affect progress significantly. If anything the need for greater industrial efficiency underlines the importance of the changeover.