§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has for the implementation of section 43 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985.
§ Mr. Howard
Consultations on the Department's proposals for changes to the regulations dealing with the construction and testing of beer glasses will not close until 16 July, and the Brewers' Society has yet to make public its proposals for guidance notes to which I referred in my answer of 26 March, at columns 475–76.
As I said then, the Government will wish to see if this joint initiative proves to be successful before considering implementing section 43 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985.