§ Mr. Strang
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total sum of the rebate granted to Scottish whisky distillers; whether it is a one-off grant; and how it will be disbursed.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The precise sums payable to distillers in accordance with protocol 19 to the Treaty of Accession and the method of payment will depend on regulations still under discussion in Brussels. But the refunds should be payable both restrospectively to August 1973 and on a continuing basis hereafter.