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Liquor (Dispensing)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, in view of the difficulty of licensees and their staff in dispensing an exact amount of liquor as required by law, if he will consider amending legislation to allow for a maximum and minimum tolerance level.

No. While I accept that the serving of draught beer or cider in brim measures can present difficulties I do not believe that it would be in the best interests of consumers to legalise tolerance levels on quantity delivered. It is open to licensees to use oversize lined glasses and my Department is currently considering whether brim measures should be phased out.