HC Deb 18 January 1971 vol 809 c203W
114. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he has taken to encourage local education authorities in Wales to prepare for metrication; if he will publish figures of expenditure planned by each local education authority for the introduction of metrication; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The Department of Education and Science published an Education Information leaflet on Metrication in Schools which was issued to local education authorities on 29th October, 1969, under cover of Administrative Memorandum 15/69. This recommended that schools should make plans to familiarise pupils of all ages with metric measures. The Schools Council has issued a number of publications and Her Majesty's Inspectors have taken part in courses organised by the local education authorities and the Welsh Joint Education Committee.

Figures of expenditure planned by each authority for the introduction of metrication are not available.