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Algerian Wine

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if, in order to avoid further deterioration and to find out the market price, he will give instructions for 50 casks of the Algerian wine bought by him to be offered for sale at public auction without reserve at the next opportunity.

The wine is not deteriorating. It has in fact improved in quality since it was landed. My right hon. Friend is not at present prepared to dispose of the wine by auction.