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Measurement: Metrication

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 267291, tabled on 20 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of switching to metric measurements for distance.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 June 2019

Metric units are the legal units for all measurement of length other than for road traffic signs, distance and speed measurements where the mile, yard, foot and inch are the primary units of measurement.

The use of units of measurement for these purposes is a matter for the Department of Transport.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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