68. Sir J. D. REES
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the House any information regarding the temporary suspension of the general licence issued for the importation of wines; whether the licence suspended refers only to wines imported from other countries than France. Italy, and Portugal; or whether the suspension relates only to such wines included in such licence?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The general licence alluded to relates to wine other than that 324 which is the produce of France, Italy, Portugal, and the British Dominions, and was temporarily suspended at the request of the Treasury for exchange reasons. The suspension has now been withdrawn.