HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 c27W
Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce regulations requiring the quantity of wine sold in carafes to be publicly displayed.

Mr. Ridley

We are actively considering the introduction of regulations. We have had preliminary talks with trade and consumer organisations, and we shall shortly be having consultations, as required by the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, on our proposals that such sales should be by capacity measurement. We expect that the quantity of sale would usually be shown on the menu or wine list.