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Alcohol proposals scrapped by OFT

Thu, 07 Mar 2013


New proposals which would have seen changes to the way alcohol is sold have been scrapped.

It follows a public consultation which looked at altering the legal quantities for sales of intoxicating liquor.

The Office of Fair Trading looked at introducing a ¼ pint measure for sales of draught beer and the introduction of metric quantities for specific spirits.

37 responses were received and the office now says all but one of the proposals will be shelved for the time because of “considerable opposition”.

John Peet, the deputy chief officer, says despite this it wasn’t a meaningless exercise:

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