§ Mr. Roger Sims
asked the Minister for Trade whether, in view of the restrictions already imposed on Scotch whisky by Greece, he will make representations to the Greek Government concerning their proposed introduction of quotas for imported spirits.
§ Mr. Sproat
The Government made strong representations to the European Commission about the inclusion of whisky in the recent Greek request for quotas. But in view of the doubling of Greek imports of whisky since 1980 and a substantial increase in imports of other spirituous beverages the Commission has now allowed Greece to introduce an import quota for spirituous beverages including whisky for 1983 at levels slightly below 1982 sendings. We shall continue to press the Commission for early action against a variety of Greek fiscal measures which illegally discriminate against whisky.