Metrology Act, 1996

Denominations of standard.

20.—(1) Where permitted under the European Communities (Units of Measurement) Regulations, 1992, and subject to the provisions of this section, no person shall have in his or her possession for a prescribed use any linear or capacity standard measure which is not of a denomination shown in the Second Schedule or any weight which is not so included.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to capacity measures over 10 litres or 1 gallon.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) The Director may, with the consent of the Minister, specify new denominations of standard which are either multiple or aliquot parts of existing denominations of standards.