HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc18-9W
27. Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what representations she has received to date in connection with the further progress on the Weights and Measures &c. Bill.

Mr. John Fraser

Since the announcement of the postponement of the Bill's Second Reading on 23rd March I have received representations from 31 organisations, 21 representing industry and 10 representing consumers. The overwhelming majority of these support the view that the orderly completion of the metrication programme is essential and that the Bill should be proceeded with as soon as possible. I have also received reprsentations from individual members of the public, 18 opposing and 11 supporting metrication.