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Scales And Weighing Machines

Volume 87: debated on Wednesday 27 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish in the Official Report the planned timetable for implementation of the Eden working party's recommendations on revised pattern approval procedures and self-verification, as outlined to the recent conference of the Federation of Scale and Weighing Machine Manufacturers.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 November 1985, c. 406]: Action is already being taken on those Eden committee recommendations relating to pattern approval and it is intended to complete implementation of revised procedures by October 1986. The public consultation period on the Eden report will close on 30 November 1985 and the Government hope to announce their timetable for implementation by mid-1986. Any primary legislation will be introduced at the earliest opportunity.