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.
Subtopic: INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.