May I, then, ask what are the meanings of Statutory Instruments Nos. 847 and 848, as they say that accounts may be rendered in metric units rather than cubic feet? Is this something to do with integration in the Common Market? If so, why has this happened—in view of the Labour Party manifesto—before we have had the result of the referendum? Or is it to do with the world-shattering draft directive of the Common Market which proposes to harmonise the scales of charges for the testing of gas meters?
The regulations to which the hon. Gentleman refers are designed to facilitate the use of meters registering in metric units and to remove any barrier to trade in gas meters between EEC countries. The important point is that they do not affect British gas industry plans.