§ 34. Sir JAMES GRANT
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the delay by the Board of Trade in issuing the Regulations under the Weights and Measures (Amendment) Act, 1936, which would affect the sale of petrol from petrol pumps: and the cause of such delay?
There are certain more urgent matters which have had to be dealt with before the Department concerned could proceed with the revision of these Regulations. Earlier attention to this subject would only have been possible if the staff of the Department had been increased. The matters which had to take precedence related to the Sale of Food (Weights and Measures) Act, and have proved to be exceptionally difficult. However, as I informed my hon. Friend on 28th March, a provisional draft of the Regulations he refers to is in the Press, and will shortly be published.
§ Sir J. GRANT
Can my hon. Friend give any date when these Regulations will be issued, in view of the fact that we have been waiting for them for 2⅓years?
In a, few days' time we shall be in a better position to see when they can be put into operation.