HC Deb 04 December 1975 vol 901 cc734-5W
Mr. Tierney

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the metrication system of units will be introduced into the National Health Service; and at what extra cost.

Dr. Owen

Health authorities were asked in May 1975 to introduce the International System of Units into medicine by 1st December 1975. Interim reports show that the majority have achieved this. Costs are being met by health authorities out of their existing budgets, and details are not available centrally