HC Deb 26 November 1987 vol 123 c269W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he will take to liberalise the licensing restrictions applying to wine tasting at English vineyards.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Vineyard proprietors with a justices' on-licence, authorising the sale and consumption of wine on the premises, would benefit from the revised licensing hours on weekdays provided by the Licensing Bill. We are not at present persuaded that the law should be relaxed further.