§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of any possible redundancies in Scotland in (a) Customs and Excise and (b) in distilleries and warehouses if the proposals of Her Majesty's Government to relax Excise controls in distilleries and warehouses are implemented.504W
§ Mr. Peter Rees
Final decisions on these proposals have yet to be taken. It is not possible at this stage to give an estimate of detailed staffing implications. The Board of Customs and Excise will make every effort to avoid redundancies.