HC Deb 27 March 1912 vol 36 cc560-1W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is proposed that Regulations shall be made under Section 10 of the Finance Act, 1911, entirely prohibiting the sale of blended British and foreign wines, or whether it is proposed only to provide that blended wines shall be clearly so described; and, if the former, whether strong representations have been received in opposition to this course, and why it is thought necessary to give a monopoly to foreign wines at the expense of the large and growing trade in wines partly grown in this country?


It is not proposed to prohibit entirely the sale of blended British and foreign wines. The Regulations restrict the amount of foreign wine which may be mixed with British wine to fifteen gallons of foreign to 100 gallons of British wine, and provide that such blended wines shall be sold under the designation of a British wine.