Department for Business and Trade written question – answered at on 1 June 2023.

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Photo of Lord Balfe Lord Balfe Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to return to a system of imperial measurement; and, if so, what assessment they have made of (1) levels of understanding among younger people, and (2) any impact upon the UK’s competitiveness in world trade.

Photo of The Earl of Minto The Earl of Minto Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

The Government is reviewing the current law on units of measurement and has gathered information from the consultation ‘Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales’. A government response will be published in due course.

The Government recognises that metric units remain essential for international trade. Any legislative changes would require an impact assessment, including an equality impact assessment.

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