HC Deb 09 March 1990 vol 168 cc859-60W
Mr. Colvin

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of his Department's consultation papers, "Metrication: Sales of Spirits on Licensed Premises", were sent out last September; to whom were they sent; how many responses he received; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Needham

The Department of Economic Development issued its consultation paper "Metrication: Sales of Spirits for Consumption on Licensed Premises" to 35 trade and other bodies.

Those consulted were: ACE Catering Equipment, Association of Wholesalers to the Licensed Trade of Northern Ireland, Bass Ireland Ltd., Belfast and Ulster Licensed Vintners Association, Bromac UK (Distributors) Ltd., CK Supplies Ltd., Catering Industry Training Board (Northern Ireland), Confederation of British Industry (NI), Council on Alcohol Related Problems, Department of Health and Social Services, Department of the Environment, Derry and District Licensed Vintners Association, Federation of the Retail Licensed Trade Northern Ireland, General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland, W. A. Gilbey (Ireland) Ltd., Health Promotion Unit, Hollywood and Donnelly Ltd., Irish Bonding Co. Ltd., Irish Distillers Group PLC, James McAllister and Son Ltd., James McCabe Ltd., McGarry and Campbell, Nicholas McKenna and Company, John McKibbin and Son Ltd., T. McLaughlin Ltd., McNeill Glassware (Lisburn) Ltd., Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Northern Ireland Chamber of Trade, Northern Ireland Council on Alcohol, Northern Ireland Hotels and Caterers Association, Northern Ireland Hotel and Catering College, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Northlands Centre, Tyrone Bar Supplies Ltd. and United Bar Supplies Ltd.

Five replies were received.

We now propose to introduce legislation for a single metric measure of 25 ml.