At one time I was under the impression that the inspectors of weights and measures were on duty for the protection of the public, but that appears to be a misapprehension. As I understand their duty-what the minister has said confirms this, and I tfhink the public should know it-it is the protection of the dealer who owns the weight and measure, and not the protection of the public. The inspection is to guarantee that the dealer is not using a weight that is too heavy or a measure that is too large; it is no guarantee to the public that they are getting a full measure or a full weight. The point I want to make is that the inspector does not make his inspection in such ways or at such times as to give the public any assurance of protection. A dealer has a scale which is inspected and stamped by the inspector. That scale is in evidence when the inspector is there, and some other scale is in use when he is not there. I am not criticising the administration of my hon. friend; I am merely making the general criticism that so far as I am aware, the Department of Inland Revenue does not take steps, through the operations of their weights and measures officials, to protect the public interests and to see that honest weights are given and honest measures used.