HL Deb 18 December 2001 vol 630 cc36-7WA
Lord Rotherwick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether Ordnance Survey maps will be published in future with contour lines marked in metre numbers; and, if so, whether all the contour lines will have to be redrawn. [HL2009]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Contour lines, marked in metre numbers, appear on nearly all of Ordnance Survey's small-scale products with the one exception of mapping drawn at 1:250 000 scale which currently shows contour lines marked in imperial measurements in line with customer requirements.

There are plans to show contour lines marked in metric on 1:250 000 scale mapping at a later date.

I can confirm that this will not involve the redrawing of the contour lines.