HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 c809W
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.

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