HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 c203W
Mr. Stewart-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the standardisation of tariffs on ferry services between England and France is permitted under European Economic Community regulations.

Mr. Anthony Grant

There are no E.E.C. regulations applying to shipping services between England and France.

Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what negotiations he has had with the European Economic Community to treat the imperial pint measure on licensed premises as a special exemption to the Directive 71/354/EEC of October, 1971, requiring standardised metric measures in member countries.

Mr. Ridley

The outcome of the negotiations which have been held with the E.E.C. on this directive is summarised in the White Paper on Metrication (Cmnd. 4880). The future use of the pint in licensed premises is among the questions which will be reviewed in accordance with the procedures outlined in paragraph 31.