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Government Hospitality: Wines

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 835W, on Government hospitality: wines, from what wine merchants and producers his Department purchased wine in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008. (320066)

During 2007 Government Hospitality purchased wines from the following suppliers:

Corney and Barrow Ltd

Justerini and Brooks Ltd

Jereboams

Berry Bros and Rudd Ltd

Averys of Bristol

Lea and Sandeman Ltd

Mentzendorff Ltd

John Armit Wines

Waitrose

O W Loeb

Bibendum Wines Ltd

Pol Roger Ltd

Maisons, Marques et Domaines Ltd

Hatch Mansfield Wines Ltd

Denbies

Three Choirs Vineyards

English Wines Group

Ridgeview Estate

Breaky Bottom Vineyards

Nyetimber Ltd

During 2008 Government Hospitality purchased wines from the following suppliers:

English Wines Group

Denbies

Averys of Bristol

Berry Bros and Rudd Ltd

Pol Roger Ltd

Waitrose

Maisons, Marques et Domaines Ltd

Corney and Barrow Ltd

Haynes Hanson and Clark Ltd

O W Loeb

Hatch Mansfield Wines Ltd

Lea and Sandeman Ltd

Justerini and Brooks Ltd

Jereboams.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each of the Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine's meetings in the last 12 months. (320092)

Copies of the minutes of the Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine (edited to protect commercial confidentiality) are available through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Freedom of Information web pages. The Committee's annual report is already in the Library of the House. I will place copies of the minutes from 2009 in the Library of the House.