HC Deb 20 February 1969 vol 778 cc136-7W
38. Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will initiate a cost-effectiveness study of the proposed change to the metric system in so far as it will affect economic growth and development.

Mr. Frederick Lee

No. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Technology told the House on 26th July, 1968, that it would not be possible accurately to calculate cost benefit in relation to the adoption of the metric system.