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    Metrication (Completion) Bill 2014

    An Act completing the conversion to the metric system in the United Kingdom.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1: Definitions

    (1) The "Metric System" refers to the International System of Units (Système International, hereafter referred to as SI units), including the seven SI base units, the SI derived units, and the approved units for use with SI. This includes use of the twelve approved prefixes for SI units.
    (2) The "Imperial System" refers to all other measurements existing for quantities for which there is an SI unit.
    (3) "Public Use" refers to:
    a. Use by a public employee in the process of carrying out their job.
    b. Use on signage located on public property
    c. Use on signage maintained by public bodies, including non-governmental organisations.
    d. Use in any transaction which involves the transfer of goods in exchange for money.
    (4) "Traffic Sign" refers to any sign regulated by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions Amendments 2011.
    (5) "Speed Limit Sign" refers to any sign indicating a legal minimum or maximum speed, including repeater signs.

    2: The Metric System in Public Use
    (1) Where measurements are in public use, the metric system must be used where a suitable metric unit exists.

    3: Conversion of Traffic Signs
    (1) Traffic signs are exempted from the date for Commencement given in this Act, and will be replaced according to the current replacement schedule.
    (2) Speed limit signs are not covered by this exemption, and must be replaced during the night proceeding the date of Commencement given in this Act.

    4: Sanctions
    (1) Any individual found to be in contravention of this Act may receive a fine not exceeding £500 on the first offence.
    (2) Any individual found to be in contravention of this Act for a second time may receive a fine not exceeding £2000 and a prison sentence not exceeding 6 months.
    (3) Any company found to be in contravention of this Act may receive a fine not exceeding £1000.
    (4) Any company found to be in contravention of this Act for a second time may receive a fine not exceeding £5000.

    5: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Metrication Act 2014.
    (2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
    (3) Shall come into force on the 4th of May 2015.
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    Nay, I like our British quirkiness.
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    Nay, just not worth the money when we have much more pressing matters to deal with.

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    The previous 2 posts articulate my objections quite nicely.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Nay, just not worth the money when we have much more pressing matters to deal with.

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    How much of a cost would there actually be though? It's only speed limit signs and a bit more enforcement by trading standards.

    Spain spent €40 per sign when it converted its motorway speed limits a few years ago by using reflective vinyl patches, there's no reason we can't do the same.

    Regarding pressing matters - we are only a bit of fun, not the actual sovereign parliament!
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    (Original post by O133)
    How much of a cost would there actually be though? It's only speed limit signs and a bit more enforcement by trading standards.
    I don't know, but probably more than enough to give multiple people life saving operations.
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    (Original post by O133)
    How much of a cost would there actually be though? It's only speed limit signs and a bit more enforcement by trading standards.

    Spain spent €40 per sign when it converted its motorway speed limits a few years ago by using reflective vinyl patches, there's no reason we can't do the same.

    Regarding pressing matters - we are only a bit of fun, not the actual sovereign parliament!
    What would it actually gain us though? Do you really think in the midst of austerity and country's financial crisis people want to see this?

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    Aye! May as well align with the rest of the EU.
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    Thank you Mr Speaker.

    Aye.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Aye! May as well align with the rest of the EU.
    And most parts of the world I think.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Nay, just not worth the money when we have much more pressing matters to deal with.

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    Thank you Mr Speaker and the honourable gentleman for expressing his opinion.

    I'm afraid I do not see that as a valid reason to go against something. Just because there are more important issues, which the honourable gentlemen are not pushing forward bills of his own to dealt with anyway, does not mean we should not also deal with the not-as-major ones. The argument would be to say that we haven't eliminated the biggest evil, and thus should just leave the all smaller evils along.

    As for the costs, it would not cost any more than our departments recently spending millions of pounds to extent the support for their Windows XP computers for only a few more months.
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    (Original post by Cryptographic)
    I don't know, but probably more than enough to give multiple people life saving operations.
    Thank you Mr Speaker and the honourable gentleman for answering the question directed to him.

    Many things are more than enough to give multiple people life-saving operations, including closing down the parliament altogether, taxing the churches, giving up our military bases, stop issuing visas and passports, closing down our schools, or indeed discontinuing salary to members of parliament. It does not necessarily mean we should stop all these things to give operations.
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    Nay. This could cause all sorts of problems for the older generations who still don't fully understand the metric system.
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    Nay- keep the pound, ounce, furlong and all the other imperial measurements. Changing from mile per hour to km per hour I can imagine causing all sorts of issues and accidents.
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    Nay.

    It would cost millions which we cannot afford! Besides, it is completely unnecessary.
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    (Original post by clh_hilary)
    Thank you Mr Speaker and the honourable gentleman for expressing his opinion.

    I'm afraid I do not see that as a valid reason to go against something. Just because there are more important issues, which the honourable gentlemen are not pushing forward bills of his own to dealt with anyway, does not mean we should not also deal with the not-as-major ones. The argument would be to say that we haven't eliminated the biggest evil, and thus should just leave the all smaller evils along.

    As for the costs, it would not cost any more than our departments recently spending millions of pounds to extent the support for their Windows XP computers for only a few more months.
    Yes, but with all those things there is a need and/or benefit, with this there isn't.
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    Definite nay. Would cause too much confusion for much of the population, would likely see an increase in road accidents and injuries, and finally... I just don't see the point.
    In what way is it beneficial to do this just because 'other countries do'?!
    Next yo'll be wanting us to drive on the wrong side of the road!
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    Aye.
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    Aye! People talk of "priorities" if not now; when? There will always be something else to do
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    Of course, makes sense
 
 
 
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