§ MR. ISAACS (Nowington, Walworth)
asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether the officials having charge of the weights and measures in Birkenhead have made serious allegations as to the inefficient mode in which the standards were locally compared by the officer in charge of the Standards Department in October, 1885, and returned by him in an unsatisfactory condition, necessitating their being sent to a firm in London for rectification, after they had been passed and stamped by him?
§ THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
No allegations as to the mode of comparison of local standards being inefficient have been made; but in 1885 the Inspector of Weights and Measures for Birkenhead represented that the standards had not been returned to him in a satisfactory condition. There is no instance of any local standard having been found to be in error, or to have required rectification, after having been passed by the Standards Department.