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Support in the House of Commons - Early Day Motion 627

In 1998, Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody and 9 other MPs tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons in support of UK weights and measures. This EDM was signed by 89 Members of Parliament in total. The text of the Motion read:

"That this House welcomes and supports the use of customary United Kingdon measures; opposes the use of criminal penalties in enforcing metrication; is aware of the stength of opposition to compulsory metrication by business and the British public; believes that the use of United Kingdom measures is fully compatible with the European Union's stated principle of subsidiarity; and calls for compulsory metrication to be repealed".

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