§ MR. SAMUEL ROBERTS (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether he can state when the regulations under the Weights and Measures Act, 1904, with respect to the verification and stamping of weights and measures and weighing and measuring instruments will be laid upon the Table of the House; and whether the Board of Trade will undertake that 71 such general regulations, when issued, shall not dash with their prior approval of samples which have been submitted to the Board.
(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) Progress is being made with the drafting of the regulations in question, but I cannot say when the Board will be in a position to lay them before the House. Pending the making of the new regulations the regulations made by local authorities under the Weights and Measures Act, 1889, remain in operation. In framing the new regulations the point to which attention is drawn in the concluding portion of the Question will, of course, be borne in mind.