HC Deb 20 November 1968 vol 773 cc279-80W
Mr. Gordon Campbell

asked the Minister of Technology whether the decimal comma will be adopted in Great Britain in the metric system, as in other countries, rather than the decimal point.

Mr. Benn

As there is no majority preference for the comma in this country, no uniformity in decimal sign usage in metric countries, and no international agreement on numerical notation, it is not proposed to change existing conventions at present.

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