HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 c26W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent he now estimates the introduction of the metric system will affect the cost of housing; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ross

No useful estimate can be made at this stage, but the initial cost of changing over to the metric system is expected to be more than offset by the economies in design and production which it will make possible.