Scotch Whisky APPG

First Registered: 03/02/2016 • Last updated on: 02/06/2021

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To promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives of the Scotch Whisky industry and MPs.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Scotch Whisky

1. Protected food name: Scotch whisky (PGI)
25/10/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: 1 June 2019 TECHNICAL FILE FOR SCOTCH WHISKY Date of receipt (DD/MM/YYYY): [to be completed by the

2. Scotch Whisky Association- Supplementary written evidence
18/07/2018 - Inquiry: Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment - Scottish Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Scotch Whisky Association- Supplementary written evidenceWritten evidence submitted

3. Scotch Whisky Association joining PM on first trip to Africa
27/08/2018 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10)
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Found: Scotch Whisky Association joining PM on first trip to Africa -

4. The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009
04/07/2019 - Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
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Found: STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2009 No. 2890 FOOD The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 Made - - - - 26th October

5. Letter from Sarah Dickson to the Chair on Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment, 6 November 2018
14/11/2018 - Inquiry: Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment - Scottish Affairs Committee
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Found: Page 1 of 5 The Scotch Whisky Association, Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square, Edinburgh EH3 9GL (t:

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Recent Speeches related to Scotch Whisky

1. Scotch whisky: US tariffs
30/01/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the effect of US tariffs on the Scotch whisky industry.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

2. US Tariffs: Scotch Whisky
07/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: the next couple of months.Single malt Scotch whisky has been tariff free with the United States - Speech Link
2: US proposes to introduce tariffs of 25% on Scotch malt whisky, which represents 60% of the UK-origin goods - Speech Link
3: Friends around him. It is not just whisky—but I will return to whisky in a second—it is pork, cheese and - Speech Link

3. Alcohol Duty
25/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: national drink. Moray is home to more than 50 Scotch whisky distilleries. However, many other Members from - Speech Link

4. US-imposed Trade Tariffs
07/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Single malt scotch whisky has been tariff-free with the US for more than 25 years now, and whisky exports - Speech Link
2: including olives, cheese, wine, jumpers and Scotch whisky. Many of these products are subject to geographical - Speech Link
3: subject, I am afraid, but it seems to me that Scotch whisky comes from Scotland and Bushmills comes from - Speech Link

5. Scotch Whisky Industry
31/10/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the future of the Scotch whisky industry.It is a pleasure, as ever, to - Speech Link
2: acute, however, in rural Scotland. The growth of whisky tourism, in particular, has been phenomenal in - Speech Link
3: economy, as well as on the rural economy. Dewar’s whisky is produced on London Road in Glasgow. I do not - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Scotch Whisky
1. Whisky
asked by: Douglas Ross
31/10/2017
... what impact assessment was undertaken ahead of the March 2017 Budget on its effect on the whisky industry.

2. Whisky: USA
asked by: Ian Murray
05/03/2020
... what steps he has taken since 18 October 2019 to help the Scotch Whisky industry tackle the effect of US tariffs on single malt Scotch Whisky and liqueurs.

3. Whisky: Scotland
asked by: Peter Bottomley
13/03/2020
... what assessment he has made of the value to the economy of the Scottish whisky industry in each of the last five years.

4. Whisky: USA
asked by: Alan Brown
07/09/2020
... whether the effects of the imposition of tariffs on blended scotch whisky was discussed at the meeting on 10 July 2020; and if she will make a statement.

5. Whisky: USA
asked by: Philippa Whitford
03/09/2020
... if her Department will work with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network to ensure that the 25 per cent tariff imposed by the US on exports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Whisky liqueurs is removed.

Latest Questions
11 Current APPG Officers
David Linden Portrait
David Linden
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Glasgow East
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 6th January 2017
68 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Ageing and Older People , Austria , BBC , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Foster Care Work , Frozen British Pensions , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Governance and Inclusive Leadership , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Liver Health , Longevity , Mayflower 400 , Media , Music , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Reuniting Britain Post-Brexit , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Ian Murray Portrait
Ian Murray
Vice Chair
Labour - Edinburgh South
Joined: 6th January 2017
John Lamont Portrait
John Lamont
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 24th February 2020
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

David Linden MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1801.

Email: david.linden.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Declan Pang, Scotch Whisky Association, 5th Floor, 1 Knightsbridge Green, London SW1X 7NE. Tel: 020 7073 0541

Email: dpang@swa.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Jul 2019
Source
Scotch Whisky Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2019 To : 04/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Jul 2018
Source
Scotch Whisky Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2018 To : 04/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Jul 2017
Source
Scotch Whisky Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2017 To : 04/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Dec 2016
Source
Scotch Whisky Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/12/2016 To : 30/11/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
7 Oct 2016
Source
The Scotch Whiskey Association
Description
Visit to Islay   From : 07/10/2016 To : 08/10/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
7 Oct 2016
Source
Scotch Whisky Association
Description
Visit to Islay   From : 07/10/2016 To : 08/10/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
15 Sep 2015
Source
Scotch Whisky Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/09/2015 To : 15/09/2016
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Scotch Whisky APPG

Former APPG Officers
Brendan O'Hara Portrait
Brendan O'Hara
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 21st April 2021
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Douglas Ross Portrait
Douglas Ross
Vice Chair
Conservative - Moray
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Bingo
Ian Blackford Portrait
Ian Blackford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
1 APPG Membership
Christians in Parliament
Michelle Thomson Portrait
Michelle Thomson
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Edinburgh West
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Purvis of Tweed Portrait
Lord Purvis of Tweed
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 24th November 2016
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Martin John Docherty
Treasurer
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 3rd February 2016