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Wines: Measurement

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance HM Revenue and Customs issues on the sizes of wine glasses used by wine-selling on-trade establishments; and if he will make a statement. (206571)

HM Revenue and Customs does not issue guidance on the sizing of glasses used for serving wine in on-trade establishments. Trading standards authorities are responsible for enforcement of the Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquors) Order 1988, which specifies that wine, when sold in a glass or other vessel from which it is intended to be drunk, may be sold only in units or multiples of either 125 ml and 175 ml.