April 29, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

The question was asked
some time ago why it was necessary to have a standard of 871 pounds. I have a letter here from the managing director of the Portland Cement Company of Victoria in which he states that the present weight of a sack of cement is pounds, and that 87* pounds is as near a cubic foot as any weight that couild be specified. As cement is all used by measurement, this writer says that there is a lot to be said in favour of retaining the 87*-pound sack.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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