Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th October 1976.

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Photo of Mr John Fraser Mr John Fraser , Lambeth Norwood 12:00 am, 11th October 1976

I made clear to the House in reply to Questions from the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) and my hon. Friend the Member for Newham, South (Mr. Spearing) on 27th May that, following widespread consultations, the Government intended to seek powers to secure the orderly completion of the metrication programme. The Weights and Measures, &c. (No. 2) Bill now before the House seeks these powers and the Government will be fully setting out their views during the Second Reading debate, which I hope will be taking place shortly.

The Government's policy is also set out in the reply of 4th August to my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdare (Mr. Evans).