§ 57. Mrs. Middleton
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Milk Marketing Board is selling spring balances to farmers that are not in conformity with any Board of Trade regulation governing balances for purposes of trade and that make it difficult for a user to achieve anything like a reasonable degree of accuracy; and if he will take steps to stop this practice.
§ Mr. T. Williams:
I am aware that the spring balances referred to are not stamped as would be required by the Weights and Measures Acts if they were used for the purposes of trade. I understand that the balances are not so used, that they are not difficult to operate with reasonable accuracy, and that the Milk Marketing Board arrange for testing them from time to time and replacing inaccurate instruments. I see no reason therefore to intervene.