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Weights and Measures &c. Act 1976

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Weights and measures

    1. 1.Definitions of units of measurement

    2. 2.Units of measurement lawful for use for trade

    3. 3.Dual marking and conversion charts: duty to consult about regulations

    4. 4.Pre-packed and other goods: temporary restriction on removal of permitted imperial quantities

    5. 5.Use for trade of unstamped equipment

    6. 6.Containers for goods

    7. 7.Containers for goods: supplemental

    8. 8.Solid fuel

    9. 9.Fees for performance of Community obligations

  3. Northern Ireland

    1. 10.Corresponding amendments of law of Northern Ireland

    2. 11.Solid fuel (Northern Ireland)

  4. Shortages of food and other goods

    1. 12.Orders for alleviation of food or other shortages

    2. 13.Shortages: supplementary provisions

  5. Supplemental

    1. 14.Interpretation

    2. 15.Short title, etc.

  6. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      (To be inserted as Schedule 1A in the Act of 1963)

      1. Part I Measurement of Length

        1. Imperial units

        2. Metric units

      2. Part II Measurement of Area

        1. Imperial units

        2. Metric units

      3. Part III Measurement of Volume

        1. Imperial units

        2. Metric units

      4. Part IV Measurement of Capacity

      5. Part V Measurement of Mass or Weight

        1. Imperial units

        2. Metric units

      6. Part VI Special Restrictions on Use for Trade

        1. 1.No person shall use the ounce troy for trade except...

        2. 2.No person shall use the carat (metric) for trade except...

    2. Schedule 2

      (To be substituted for Schedule 3 to the Act of 1963)

      1. Part I Linear Measures

        1. Imperial system

          1. 1.Measures of— 100 feet 5 feet 66 feet 4 feet...

        2. Metric system

          1. 2.Measures of— 50 metres 2 metres 30 metres 1.5 metres...

      2. Part II Square Measures

        1. Imperial system

          1. 1.Measures of, or of any multiple of, 1 square foot....

        2. Metric system

          1. 2.Measures of, or of any multiple of, 1 square decimetre....

      3. Part III Cubic Measures

        1. Imperial system

          1. 1.Measures of, or of any multiple of, ¼ cubic yard....

        2. Metric system

          1. 2.Measures of, or of any multiple of, 0.1 cubic metre....

          2. 3.Measures of— any multiple of 10 litres 10 litres 100...

      4. Part IV Capacity Measures

        1. Imperial system

          1. 1.Measures of— any multiple of 1 gallon 1 gallon 1...

        2. Metric system

          1. 2.Measures of— any multiple of 10 litres 100 millilitres 10...

      5. Part V Weights

        1. Imperial system

          1. 1.Weights of— 56 pounds ½ dram 50 pounds 100 grams...

          2. 2.Weights of — 500 ounces troy 0.4 ounce troy 400...

        2. Metric system

          1. 3.Weights of— 25 kilogrammes 3 grammes 20 kilogrammes 2 grammes...

          2. 4.Weights of— 500 carats (metric) 1 carat (metric) 200 carats...

      6. Part VI Special restrictions on use for trade

        1. 1.No person shall use the ounce troy for trade except...

        2. 2.No person shall use the carat (metric) for trade except...

    3. Schedule 3

      Pre-packed and other Goods

      1. Permitted imperial quantities in Schedule 4 to the Act of 1963

        1. 1.The following provisions in Schedule 4 to the Act of...

      2. Permtted imperial quantities in orders made under section 21 of the Act of 1963

        1. 2.The following orders so far as they specify quantities in...

    4. Schedule 4

      Solid Fuel

      1. 1.For paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 to the Act of...

      2. 2.At the end of Part I of Schedule 6 to...

      3. 3.(1) In section 54(2) of the Act of 1963 (consultation...

      4. 4.This Schedule shall come into force on such date as...

    5. Schedule 5

      Solid Fuel (Northern Ireland)

      1. 1.In Schedule 4 to the 1967 Act—

      2. 2.At the end of Part I of Schedule 4 to...

      3. 3.In section 35(2) of the 1967 Act (consultation on orders)...

      4. 4.(1) This Schedule shall come into force on such date...

    6. Schedule 6

      Temporary Requirements Imposed by Emergency Orders

      1. 1.Where— [a) a relevant requirement as defined in section 12(1)...

      2. Food and Drugs Act 1955 (c. 16)

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where the relevant requirement took effect...

      3. Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act 1956 (c. 30)

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where the relevant requirement took effect...

      4. Food and Drugs Act (Northern Ireland) 1958 (N.I. c. 27)

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where the relevant requirement took effect...

      5. Weights and Measures Act 1963 (c. 31)

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies where the relevant requirement took effect...

      6. Weights and Measures Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (N.I. c. 6)

        1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies where the relevant requirement took effect...

      7. Supplemental

        1. 7.(1) The provisions applied by this Schedule shall have effect...

    7. Schedule 7

      Repeals

      1. Instruments

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