Metrication

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Richard Wainwright Mr Richard Wainwright , Colne Valley 12:00 am, 26th July 1968

In deference to your request, Mr. Speaker, I put only one question. Since the Minister said that the Metrication Board is to be advisory only, and as the part of his statement dealing with co-ordination among Government Departments is vaguely phrased, to say the least, may I ask him to give an assurance that co-ordination on metrication in the activities of Government Departments will be enforced so that local authorities, for example, will not be required by some Departments to talk in metric terms while other Government Departments insist that town halls talk in traditional terms?