§ Mr. Marples
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to propose the amendments to Schedule 4 of the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, which were suggested in proposals circulated by the Board of Trade in January, 1970, including the proposal to bring sherry and other wines within the requirements for marking capacity on the bottles.
§ Mr. Ridley
As I told the hon. Member for Coventry, South (Mr. William Wilson) on 6th November, I am considering whether to require bottles to be marked to show the quantity of sherry or other wines which they contain. I am also considering what other changes to propose to the provisions of Schedules 4–7 to the Weights and Measures Act, 1963. I intend to consult organisations whose members would be affected by the proposed changes during 1971.—[Vol. 805, c. 484.]