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7.—(1) On 1st January 2000 the Act shall be amended as follows.
(2) In section 1(6) (inserted in section 1 by regulation 6(2)(c) above) the words after “(supplementary indications)”shall be omitted.
(3) In Schedule 1—
(a)in Part IV—
(i)for the heading “ Imperial units”there shall be substituted “ Imperial unit”;and
(ii)the definition of the fluid ounce shall be omitted;
(b)in Part V—
(i)for the heading “ Imperial units”there shall be substituted “ Imperial unit”;
(ii)the definitions of the pound and the ounce shall be omitted; and
(iii)for the definition of the ounce troy there shall be substituted—
“OUNCE TROY = 0.031 103 476 8 kilogram.”;
(c)in Part VI—
(i)after the definition of the gill there shall be inserted—
“Fluid ounce = 1/20 pint.”; and
(ii)after the definition of the stone there shall be inserted—
“POUND = 0.453 592 37 kilogram.
Ounce = 1/16 pound.”.
(4) In Schedule 11 in paragraph 17 the following shall be omitted—
(a)in sub–paragraph (1)(b) “stones, quarters, hundredweights or tons,”; and
(b)sub–paragraph (2)(a) and “or”immediately following it.