§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she has taken to encourage local education authorities to make adequate provision for the changeover to metrication; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The Department 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 No. 15/69. This recommended that schools should make plans to familiarise pupils of all ages with metric measures.