HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 c296W
Mr. Parry

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to halt the decline in the British wine industry due to imports from European Economic Community countries.

Mrs. Fenner

Sales of British wine, which is made in the United Kingdom from imported materials, have declined in recent years, apparently because of a change in consumer taste away from fortified wines such as British sherry. I have received no representations from the industry about this.