HC Deb 09 June 1890 vol 345 cc332-3
MR. CHILDERS (Edinburgh, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the attention of the Foreign Office has been drawn to the recent discovery on the Continent of a method of making wine from raisins, giving much better results, than wine making from grapes; whether this has led to the imposition in France of a heavy Excise Duty on raisins; and if he can lay upon the Table Papers upon this subject?


We have no detailed information on the subject of the manufacture of wine from raisins, or of the reasons for the imposition of a heavy Excise Duty on them; but a Report has been called for from the Commercial Attaché to the Embassy in Paris.