HC Deb 25 February 1997 vol 291 c171W
Mr. David Howell

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many prosecutions have been brought against traders since October 1995 for failure to comply with metrication regulations. [17180]

Mr. John M. Taylor

Enforcement of the metrication provisions of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 and the Prices Act 1974 is the responsibility of local authority trading standards departments. To the best knowledge of the Department, there have thus far been no prosecutions of traders for failing to observe the requirements of the metrication regulations.