In a letter dated 11/10/2007 a Head of Unit at DG Enterprise,
OK that maybe simplifying things just a touch, but really where do they get off. If one is no longer allowed to seel or buy in the UK or Ireland using the acre m,easurement (why on earth not if both buyer and seller are happy, and as most historic plots particularly in the countryside are in fact in acres or fractions of acres. Thus much like buying 1.36 litres of milk, (when it should be 2 pints) or a 453g tin or summat (when it should be a pound). Thus the 100 acre wood would, under this ruling become the 40.46 Hectare wood.
"The Commission proposal is to repeal the use of the acre because it is no longer apllied as a legal unit in the UK or Ireland".
"Ha-ha," said Eeyore bitterly. "Merriment and what-not. Don't apologize. It's just what would happen."