HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 cc14-5W
Mr. Marples

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to propose the amendments to Schedule 4 of the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, which were suggested in proposals circulated by the Board of Trade in January, 1970, including the proposal to bring sherry and other wines within the requirements for marking capacity on the bottles.

Mr. Onslow

The United Kingdom has been invited to comment on EEC proposals for measuring container bottles and the prepackaging of wine and other beverages which were submitted to the Council of Ministers on 29th February, 1972. While discussions are in progress I consider that it would be premature to proceed with the proposed amendment on bottled wine.