§ Mr. Channon
I am not aware of any need for further guidance at this stage. Local authorities generally are well aware122W of the timetable which has been laid down for the change, and also of the importance of keeping to this.
§ Mr. Amery
Metrication in the construction industry is proceeding smoothly and in accordance with the industry's agreed programme. This programme provides for the changeover to be substantially completed by 31st December, 1972. A number of commodities such as timber have already been metricated, but the transitional period overall is not expected to end much before that date.