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COMPULSORY METRICATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 205: tabled on 16 January 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Twickenham
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2001
Eastleigh
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2001
Llanelli
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Southport
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2001
Jarrow
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2001
Aldershot
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2001
Hereford
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2001
New Forest East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Hemel Hempstead
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Torbay
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2001
Belfast South
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 January 2001
Ceredigion
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Northavon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

COMPULSORY METRICATION (Amendment 1)
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.'.
Labour, Sittingbourne and Sheppey
7
signatures
EDM 205A1: tabled on 17 January 2001