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Manx drinkers get full measures

A campaign to encourage drinkers to make sure they are getting a full pint in pubs and bars in the Isle of Man has paid off.

The Office of Fair Trading said that only three complaints were made about short measures during the island's busy TT fortnight.

But test purchases at the premises showed correct measures, the OFT said.

Under Manx legislation, consumers are entitled to a full pint of liquid in a pint of beer, not counting the head.

'Encouraging' results

Last year the OFT and the Licensing Forum launched a campaign to encourage consumers to get a full pint.

A spokesman said: "Test purchases were made in licensed premises throughout the island during TT 2009 and the results were encouraging.

"Warnings were issued in some cases but the actual volumes of beer served did not warrant any further action, i.e. formal cautions or prosecutions.

"Follow up visits were undertaken in some cases and these revealed that the warnings had been heeded."

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