Minister unable to convert ‘universally understood’ imperial measurements

A government minister today struggled to convert metric measures into what Downing Street has called “universally understood” imperial units.

Lord Parkinson appeared perplexed when quizzed on the conversion amid reports the government will open a consultation on reviving imperial measures.

Appearing on Sky Newsthe arts minister was first asked how many ounces are in a pound – to which he incorrectly said 14.

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