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The Units of Measurement Regulations 1994

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Amendment of the Act in 1994

5.—(1) On the coming into force of these Regulations the Act shall be amended as follows.

(2) In section 8 for subsection (5) there shall be substituted the following—

(5) The proceding provisions have effect subject to—

(a)subsection (5A) below, and

(b)sections 9 and 89 below.

(5A) Nothing in this section precludes the use for trade of any supplementary indication; and for this purpose any indication of quantity (“the imperial indication”) is a supplementary indication if—

(a)it is expressed in a unit of measurement other than a metric unit,

(b)it accompanies an indication of quantity expressed in a metric unit (“the metric indication”) and is not itself authorised for use in the circumstances as a primary indication of quantity, and

(c)the metric indication is the more prominent, the imperial indication being, in particular, expressed in characters no larger than those of the metric indication..

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