HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 c3W
Mr. Hunt

asked the Minister of Technology whether he will now make a statement on the progress of his discussions on the setting up of a Metrication Board to supervise the changeover to metric measurements in the construction and other industries.

Mr. Benn

A Report by my Standing Joint Committee on Metrication, which makes recommendations about the machinery needed to co-ordinate programmes for the changeover to the use of the metric system, will be published this week. There will at the same time be a Statement of Government policy on its recommendations.