I understand that by this section the minister is doing away with the English or heretofore commonly known marking by carats, and is ordering a substitution in the nature of a decimal fineness. In other words under this bill one will be able to refer to gold as 'having so many carats or so much fineness. I see nothing in the bill which states that when, for instance, a metal is marked -6S0 of fineness a statement shall be made as to the other metals in the alloy. This point may or may not be important, but I believe the committee would like further information as to why these changes are being made.
Subtopic: REPEAL OF ACT-CONSOLIDATION OF STATUTORY PROVISIONS