Mulholland withdraws Bill urging smaller wine serves

By John Harrington

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Greg Mulholland
Greg Mulholland
Outspoken pro-pub MP Greg Mulholland has withdrawn his Bill calling for 125ml wine measures to be served alongside larger measures in pubs. He took...

Outspoken pro-pub MP Greg Mulholland has withdrawn his Bill calling for 125ml wine measures to be served alongside larger measures in pubs.

He took the move after the Government indicated it would back the plans in an upcoming alcohol strategy, reported in the Sunday Times.

Mulholland originally tabled the Bill in January and it was due to have its second reading on Friday 17 November.

The Government indicated in July that proposals to ensure that 125ml wine measures would be served in bars and pubs would be a key element of it¹s imminent alcohol strategy, due to be published before the end of the year.

Mulholland wrote to the Home Secretary offering to work with the Government on this.

Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, said: "I am pleased that the Government has effectively backed my bill which would introduce real choice for wine drinkers and enable people to be more aware of how much they are drinking.

Across the country there has been a deliberate move to phase out smaller wine glasses which means people have no choice but to order larger sizes.

My Bill would be easy to introduce and would deliver real benefits and I am delighted that the Government has listened and that this campaign, backed by consumer and health organisations, has been successful."

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