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The UKMA is the governing body for five, six and seven-a-side football in the UK.
Manager Barry John |with Brackla Sports Centre's Ian Portway and the UKMA Wales squad
In its report, the UKMA calls on the Government to name an early date for making the change, which it claims can be done economically and safely.
The UKMA says that the conversion of road signs was originally intended to be part of metrication when it started in 1965 and should have been completed by 1973.
UKMA chairman Robin Paice said, 'The Irish have shown how easily, safely and economically it can be done.
BUT what the UKMA sees as a mess, their opponents believe is another example of the rich diversity of British life.
In response to the UKMA, a Department of Trade and Industry spokeswoman said: "We don't think there's a metric mess.
UKMA hopes that the report will speed up a change that started 39 years ago and has since been left to flounder.
Lord Howe, Britain's first Consumer Affairs Minister in the Seventies and patron of the UKMA, said: 'British weights and measures are in a mess.
UKMA called on the present Government to put things right by now launching a programme of public education and bringing in more effective regulation.