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Scotland Act 1998

Section C9: Weights and Measures
Purpose and Effect

This Section reserves weights and measures.


The law on weights and measures is concerned with establishing units and standards of measurement and with the regulation of trade in respect of the weighing and measuring of goods and, in particular circumstances, the quantities or manner in which they may be sold.  Article XVII of the Treaty of Union provided for common weights and measures to be used throughout the United Kingdom.

Details of Provisions

Legislative competence concerning units and standards of weight and measurement, and the regulation of trade so far as involving weighing, measuring and quantities is reserved.

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