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Includes information about enforcing legislation under the Weights and Measures Acts which regulate how traders should supply goods to the correct weight. Enforcement is carried out by trading standards officers.

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Weights and measures

Your right to get the correct weight or amount when buying petrol, food, drink, or other products bought by weight.

1 What do we mean by legal weights and measures?

Explains the system which ensures that goods sold to you as a consumer are weighed or measured accurately.
Provided by National Weights and Measures Laboratory - NWML
2 Oil and gas, you pay for it - do you get it?

Oil Deliveries, propane gas and butane gas - a guide to checking that you receive what you pay for.
Provided by Trading Standards Central

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