HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c2W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to ensure that the present Greek import quotas applied to Scotch whisky are eliminated at the end of the current year; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Channon

Earlier this year, quotas on imports of 15 products, including whisky, were authorised by the Commission in response to a request from Greece for action under the safeguard provisions of her Act of Accession. The quotas expire on 31 December 1983. I raised the issue of these quotas with Greek Ministers in Athens earlier this year, and am hopeful that they will not be renewed.