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Weights and Measures Law


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The States of Guernsey Trading Standards Service is seeking views on proposed changes to the legislation of Weights and Measures in Guernsey and Alderney.

Following a review of the Weights and Measures (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 1991 (the Law), this consultation document is concerned with proposed changes to the Law and associated regulations and is intended to obtain the views of businesses, consumer representatives and the general public on those changes. The Law applies in Guernsey, Alderney and Herm, but does not apply in Sark.

The need for this review of the Law has been confirmed by the Law Officers of the Crown. They have advised the Trading Standards Service that the current law is out of date in comparison to the law in other jurisdictions, and should be updated to ensure that Guernsey businesses are able to compete on a level playing field with UK and international competitors and Guernsey consumers benefit from an effective market.

The Weights and Measures (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 1991 can be found here:

The survey for this consultation closed on 30th March 2018. The results can now be found in the downloads section on this page.

Should you require any further information, please contact David Mullins, Chief Trading Standards Officer by emailing or call 01481 234567

If you would like to receive an email and/or text notification when the next consultation becomes available (or you wish to stop receiving those notifications), please log in or register here.

Closed: 30th March 2018


The Weights and Measures Law - Consultation Paper Appendix 1 Section 4 Prescribed Quantities Weights and Measures Law 1991 - Consultation Public Report

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