HC Deb 17 February 1971 vol 811 cc494-5W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to provide that all pre-packed goods be made up in standard British weights.

Mr. Ridley

We already have powers under the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, to prescribe by regulation additions to the list of goods required to be sold in this way. We have no current plans to add to the present list, but will keep the consumer's needs under careful review. Legislation relating to pre-packed goods will be one subject of the forthcoming White Paper on Metrication.