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English Wine

Volume 87: debated on Wednesday 27 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much English wine was purchased during the last year by his Department for use in the United Kingdom and by British embassies abroad.

Thirty dozen bottles of English wine were purchased by the Government hospitality fund in February last year and a further 30 dozen in November this year. These wines are served at official functions hosted by Her Majesty's Ministers.Diplomatic missions overseas do not maintain official wine cellars. Wines are selected and stocked by individual officers. We do not have records of what wines are stocked.