HC Deb 18 January 1971 vol 809 c229W
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.