HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc113-4W
102. Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, and for what reason, when the Government proposes to purchase lavatory seats, preference is given to those which are manufactured in Systeme Internationale metric units even if they are more expensive than those produced to imperial measurement.

Mr. Channon

No. The Government purchase, or specify in building contracts, lavatory seats conforming to British Standard No. 1254, which gives imperial sizes with metric equivalents for guidance. No question of extra cost arises.