§ Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether there is any obligation arising from membership of the EEC to change from miles to kilometres.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Under the Treaty of Accession the United Kingdom accepted EEC Directive 71/354, which required the adoption of the metric system. Amendments were introduced by Directive 76/770. The directive does not set a date for the change from miles to kilometres or require the position to be reviewed before the end of 1979.