The Earl of HARROWBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will ensure that in future, until such time as the United Kingdom is forced to go metric, all distances in traffic data (including Highway Code) are quoted in yards rather than in feet, since neither colloquially nor in print does anyone use feet for distances (as opposed to heights) of over ten feet or so.
§ Baroness BIRK
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Environment will bear this suggestion in mind, particularly in relation to the draft revisedHighway Code.