asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the annual cost of operating the Metrication Board; and what estimate he has made of the cost in 1980.
I have been asked to reply.The annual costs of operating the Metrication Board since 1970, when it was set up, are as follows:
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the future of the Metrication Board.
I have been asked to reply.The future of the Board, and other public bodies, is being reviewed. As soon as a decision is reached, my right hon. Friend will make a statement.