HC Deb 07 February 1972 vol 830 c240W
49. Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will exercise his powers under the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, so as to require toothpaste to be sold in prescribed quantities.

Mr. Ridley

I appreciate the difficulties caused to consumers by the variety of units in which toothpaste may be marked, and am in touch with the industry about rationalising its practice. It is proposed to include the proposals put forward by my hon. Friend in discussions with the industry, as the Weights and Measures Act requires before exercising powers under it.

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