Protect Consumers and Local Jobs

That was the message from Smethwick MP John Spellar after visit the Foundry Lane Works of world leading weighing firm Avery Berkel.

John Spellar continued:-

“I was naturally very impressed with the technical expertise of the company and its workers and also with their contribution to Britain’s export drive.  However, I was interested and worried about changes from the Government weakening the system of retesting weights, which means that customers out in the High Street are in danger of being short-changed. 

“Right to way back to ancient times the integrity of weights has been crucial and we need to maintain that in Britain, especially as the number of Trading Standards Officers round the country has dropped substantially.  The Government needs to rethink these changes to protect the consumer.”

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