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

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Photo of Mr Michael English Mr Michael English , Nottingham West 12:00 am, 26th July 1968

Does the Minister realise that we welcome the lack of compulsion, since the arguments for metrication are not nearly as strong as for decimalisation of the coinage, and half the world's capital equipment is measured in feet and inches? Will he confirm that the policy is not to compel people?