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Weights and Measures Act 1972 [Act 71]

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I   PRELIMINARY

    1. 1. Short title, application and commencement
    2. 2. Interpretation
  3. Part II   TRACEABILITY OF MEASUREMET

    1. 3. (Deleted)
    2. 4. (Deleted)
    3. 5. (Deleted)
    4. 6. (Deleted)
    5. 7. (Deleted)
    6. 8. (Deleted)
    7. 8A. Traceability of measurement
    8. 9. Working Standards of mass and measure
    9. 10. Verification of Working Standards
  4. Part III   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES FOR TRADE PURPOSES

    1. 11. Meaning of "use for trade"
    2. 12. Units of measurement, weights and measures lawful for use for trade
    3. 13. Marking of weights and measures with denomination
    4. 14. Stamping and verification of weights and measures, etc., and issue of certificates of verification
    5. 14A. Stamping of weights and measures; assistance to Inspector, etc.
    6. 14B. Weighing or measuring by means of a public weighing or measuring instrument
    7. 14C. Revocation of certificate issued under section 14B
    8. 15. Lead or pewter weights
    9. 16. Use or possession of unjust weights, etc.
    10. 17. Use or possession of false weight or measure, etc., to defraud
    11. 18. Penalty on manufacture, sale and repair of false weights, etc.
    12. 19. Penalty for trading without the necessary instrument for weighing or measuring
    13. 20. Forgery or counterfeiting of certificate or stamp on weights, measures or instruments for weighing or measuring
    14. 20A. Offence in connection with stamping instrument
    15. 21. Evidence as to possession
    16. 22. Offence committed by a servant
    17. 23. (Deleted)
    18. 24. (Deleted)
  5. Part IV   ADMINISTRATION

    1. 25. Custodian of Weights and Measures
    2. 25A. Custodian to advise Minister
    3. 26. Chief Inspector, Deputy Chief Inspectors and Inspectors
    4. 26A. Licence to carry out the duties of an Inspector or to provide services
    5. 26B. Fees collected by licensed companies
    6. 26C. Submission of memorandum for any change in existing fees
    7. 26D. Minister to amend regulations in respect of fees
    8. 26E. General duties of licensed companies
    9. 26F. Inspectorial power of the Chief Inspector
    10. 26G. Suspension or revocation of licence on breach of condition of licence
    11. 26H. Suspension or revocation of licence for breach of this Act or regulations
    12. 27. Licence to make, sell or repair weights or measures or instruments for weighing or measuring
    13. 27A. Institution of prosecution
    14. 28. Power to inspect weights and measures, etc., and to enter premises
    15. 28A. Forfeiture of instrument for weighing or measuring, etc.
    16. 28B. Protection of Inspectors, etc., for putting Act in force
  6. Part V   GENERAL

    1. 29. Regulations
    2. 30. Permissible margin of errors
    3. 31. Powers of exemption and making of regulations to remove difficulties
    4. 32. Transitional provisions
    5. 33. (Deleted)
    6. 34. (Deleted)
    7. 34A. Compounding of offences
    8. 35. Repeal and savings
  1. FIRST SCHEDULE - (Deleted)

  2. SECOND SCHEDULE

  3. THIRD SCHEDULE - (Deleted)

  4. FOURTH SCHEDULE - (Deleted)



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