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That this House recognises the advantages of using common units of measurement in scientific, technological and professional activities, but believes that no such considerations apply to the sale and purchase of loose goods; does not believe the use of measures familiar to both traders and customers constitutes an intention to confuse the consumer; and believes that inappropriate and heavy-handed attempts to impose metrication by compulsion are counter productive.
Total number of signatures: 28
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at end add ' and further notes that the current EU regulations do not apply to wholesalers who still supply their goods in pounds (lbs) and stones, causing retailers, especially family-owned butchers and fishmongers, to have to re-weigh them in grammes and kilos, thus making a mockery of the whole system.'.
Total number of signatures: 7
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