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The Units of Measurement Regulations 1994

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Amendment of the Act in 2000

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.

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