§ Notwithstanding anything in the Weights and Measures Act 1878, the use of a weight or measure of the metric system in trade shall be lawful, and nothing in Section nineteen of that Act shall make void any contract, bargain, sale, or dealing by reason only of its being made or had according to weights or measures of the metric system, and a person using or having in his possession a weight or measure of the metric system shall not by reason thereof be liable to any fine.
§ Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clause 2,—
§ METRIC STANDARDS AND EQUIVALENTS.
- (1.) The Board of Trade standards which may be made under Section eight of the Weights and Measures Act 1878, shall include metric standards derived from the standard metre and standard kilogram deposited with the Board of Trade.
- (2.) It shall be lawful for the Queen by Order in Council to make a table of metric equivalents in substitution for the table in Part I. of the Third Schedule to the Weights and Measures Act 1878, and as from the date at which the Order in Council comes into operation, Part I of the said schedule and Sections eighteen and thirty-eight of the said Act shall be repealed.
said the object of the Amendments he had to move was to put beyond all doubt the identification of the special standards referred to, and made no change in the substance of the Bill.
Amendments made: —In Sub-section (1) before the words "standard metre," insert the words "iridio-platinum linear." Before the words "standard kilogram," insert "iridio-platinum," and 696 after "Trade" insert "and numbered 16 and 18 respectively."
Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clause 3,—