HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 c155W
Mr. John Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take steps to ensure that items weighing less than one ounce have the weight disclosed on packing.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

I have no plans for any substantial changes to the exemption limits, which are maintained for practical reasons. All Weights and Measures Acts since 1926 have specifically exempted small packages from quantity marking. To require goods sold in such small quantities to be weight-marked would usually involve additional costs and thus raise prices.

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