§ Mr. Strang
Community aid provided under the wine market regime for the distillation of surplus wine into alcohol is available to all member States. So far in 1975 the Council of Ministers has approved programmes to distil some 211 million gallons of surplus wine at an estimated cost to the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund of 427W £37 million. The United Kingdom contribution is made to the Community Budget as a whole, and represents 13.57 per cent. in 1975.