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|Wednesday, May 13, 2009||14:40|
Responding to the launch of a formal consultation on a mandatory code for the sale of alcohol, Jeremy Beadles, Chief Executive of the WSTA, said:
"With businesses facing falling sales in the middle of a deep recession, a further set of rules and regulations which add to day to day costs is hardly welcome.
"The Government is keen to emphasise that it wishes to tackle the minority of irresponsible businesses and consumers.
"We support this objective but need to be clear that these proposals don't just add more bureaucracy to responsible businesses and unduly punish the majority of responsible consumers.
"We will consider the detail of the proposed mandatory code and respond fully in due course."
Notes to Editors:
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association
The WSTA is the UK lobbying organisation for the wine and spirit industry representing over 320 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits.
We campaign to promote the industry's interests with governments at home and abroad.
We work with our members to promote the responsible production, marketing and sale of alcohol.
For more information please contact Gavin Partington:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7089 3876
Mob: +44 (0) 7966 014058
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