HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c5W
33. Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the practical difficulties in implementing section 19 of the Weights and Measures Act 1979 to which the Minister for Consumer Affairs referred on 17 December, Official Report, column 175.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

To meet the requirements of section 19 for all types of beer, existing brim measure glasses would probably have to be replaced by line measures or the beer would have to be supplied through meters. This would add to the industry's costs and consumer prices. In the absence of evidence of substantial consumer dissatisfaction with the present situation, I do not think that this burden upon either would be justified at present.

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