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Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of the National Weights and Measures Laboratory on his proposed guidance on prosecutions of persons selling goods in non-metric measures; and if he will make a statement. (272060)

The National Measurement Office (formerly the National Weights and Measures Laboratory) is an Executive agency of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. Among a number of other functions the NMO has responsibility for advising the Secretary of State and his ministerial colleagues on policy affecting all aspects of the national measurement system.

The chief executive and other National Measurement Office officials report regularly to the Secretary of State on all aspects of weights and measures policy, including on the development of revised guidance for trading standards departments on enforcement of units of measurement legislation.