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Proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures

Annex 6 - Metrication Regulations

Gasholders and Steam Boilers (Metrication) Regulations 1981 (S.I. 1981/687)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1981/687/contents/made

Background

6.1 These Regulations amend the Examination of Steam Boilers Regulations 1964 and the Gasholders (Record of Examinations) Order 1938 by substituting measurements expressed in metric units (cubic metres) for imperial measurements (cubic feet).

Rationale for revocation

6.2 The Examination of Steam Boilers Regulations 1964 (SI 1964/781) were revoked by SI 1989/2169 (Pressure Systems and Transportable Gas Containers Regulation 1989). So if the Gasholders (Record of Examinations) Order 1938 is revoked (as proposed in annex 4), then these Regulations are redundant and can be revoked.

Docks, Shipbuilding etc (Metrication) Regulations1983 (S.I. 1983/644)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1983/644/contents/made

Background

6.3 These Regulations amended the Docks Regulations 1925; the Docks Regulations 1934; the Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960; the Shipbuilding (Lifting Appliances etc. Forms) Order 1961; and the Docks Certificates (No. 2) Order 1964, by substituting amounts or quantities expressed in metric units for amounts or quantities not so expressed.

Rationale for revocation

6.4 Of the Regulations mentioned above only the Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960 remain so if the Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960 are revoked (as proposed in annex 5) then these Regulations can be revoked.

The Locomotives etc. Regulations 1906 (Metrication) Regulations 1981 (S.I. 1981/1327)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1981/1327/schedule/made

Background

6.5 These Regulations amend the Locomotives and Waggons (Used on Lines and Sidings) Regulations 1906 by substituting measurements expressed in metric units for measurements not so expressed.

Rationale for revocation

6.6 If the Regulations for use of locomotives and waggons on lines and sidings in or used in connection with premises under the Factory and Workshop Act 1901 (1906) (1906 No.679), included in HSE’s consultation ‘Proposals to revoke seven Statutory Instruments’ (CD238), are revoked then these Regulations can be revoked.

6.7 None of these sets of Regulations have been cited on any Notices nor in any approved prosecution activity issued in the previous 13 year period.