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Engineering Standards And Standard Weights And Measures (Transfer)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

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asked the Prime Minister why he has transferred from the Board of Trade to the Ministry of Technology responsibility for engineering standards and for determining standard weights and measures.

Engineering standards are of great importance to the mechanical and electrical engineering industries for which the Ministry of Technology now has responsibility. Moreover, work on standards and the determination of weights and measures increasingly employs advanced technologies.