§ Mr. Dickens
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, in the light of the findings of the recent survey conducted by the Greater Manchester council consumer services department of petrol pumps in its locality, a copy of which has been sent to him, he will review the operation of the Weights and Measures Act 1963 as it affects delivery of short measures; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I am aware of the concern that has been expressed about the setting of petrol pumps by some garages to take maximum advantage within the law of the permitted tolerance of plus or minus 0.5 per cent. in the Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel and Lubricants) Regulations. I am considering this matter in order to decide what action may be necessary.