HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c32W
Mr. Woodhouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by what statutory right his Department has instructed local authorities that measurements for highway purposes must now be expressed only in metric terms.

Mr. Speed:

None, as regulation is not required to enable metrication to go forward. My Department's actions have been to implement the policies of successive Governments and to conform with the wishes of the industry itself and the programme agreed by it with the British Standards Institution.