§ Mrs. Winifred Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what is the estimated cost of changing all existing motor vehicle speedometers and trip indicators to metric units; and what will be the cost per vehicle, including testing;
(2) what annual savings, if any, will accrue to British motor manufacturers and their suppliers by no longer making speedometers and other devices in imperial units as well as metric.
§ Dr. Gilbert
Neither costs nor savings are likely to be incurred. Many vehicles are now fitted with speedometers with readings in both metric and imperial units. I do not propose to seek to require instruments in existing vehicles to be changed.