asked Her Majesty's Government:
What conclusions they have drawn from their discussions with the Local Auhorities Co-ordinating body on Trading Standards on the subject of the statutory control of the quantity of wine sold by the glass; what recommendations LACOTS have made; what is their estimate of the quantity of wine sold by the glass in 1961 and 1981; and what action they now propose to take.
§ Lord Cockfield
The recent discussions endorsed the general conclusion of the LACOTS report that some form of control over sales of wine by the glass is desirable. My honourable friend the Minister for Consumer Affairs has, with the support of LACOTS, decided to explore with trade bodies the possibility of their developing a voluntary code of Practice based on price display backed by standard (or preferred) glass sizes. Information is not available as to the quantity of wine sold by the glass in 1961 and 1981.