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Metrication

Volume 871: debated on Monday 25 March 1974

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (1) what is the Government's new target date for full metrication in Great Britain;(2) by what date the food industry will be fully metric.

There is no change in the target dates for industry generally though I recognise that the dates for completion of the change will vary sector by sector.

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what campaign is planned to prepare the public for the change-over to metrication; and when it will be launched.

This is the responsibility of the Metrication Board and I have stressed the importance of ensuring that the protection of the consumer is given the maximum significance.