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Government Hospitality (Wine)

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether British embassies and consulates abroad serve English wines on appropriate occasions; and whether he will take steps to encourage this practice.

I know of a number of specific occasions when British representatives abroad have served English wines at official functions. One of the principal tasks of British missions and posts overseas is to promote British exports, and they are always ready to assist with the promotion of English wines in appropriate ways.