Scotch Whisky APPG

First Registered: 03/02/2016 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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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. 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

3. Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme: technical guidance
14/06/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Verification Scheme - technical guidance Scotch Whisky verification

4. 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:

5. 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 -

Latest Documents
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
4: products is part of that strategy?The Scotch whisky exports from this country amount to £6 billion - 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
4: businesses and the whisky industry?The noble Lord gave figures for the Scotch whisky industry showing - Speech Link
5: figures from the Food and Drink Federation, Scotch whisky is the single most successful export across - Speech Link
6: right—to repeat it and put it on the record—that Scotch whisky is the UK’s largest agrifood export, at £4.7 - Speech Link
7: asked a similar question about 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky. He saw the opportunity to attack the EU for - 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
4: economically fragile communities are sustained by the whisky industry and many are flourishing as a consequence - Speech Link
5: consider the benefits of reducing taxation? The Scotch Whisky Association, with the independent back-up of - Speech Link

6. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
13/03/2019 - Grand Committee

1: applications. This is particularly important for Scotch whisky, which in 2018 had a record £4.7 billion-worth - Speech Link
2: Edinburgh—find particularly pleasing those concerning Scotch whisky exports, which obviously boost trade for the - Speech Link
3: 86 product names already in being; it cites Scotch whisky, Welsh lamb and Cornish pasties. I would love - Speech Link
4: discussion. This is a wide classification including Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, Cornish pasties, Wensleydale - Speech Link
5: more relaxed about it and yet wanted to export Scotch whisky, could the EU say that, because we have not - Speech Link

7. Scotch Whisky Industry
09/03/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the UK economy.It is a pleasure - Speech Link

8. Oral Answers to Questions
06/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: the Government have made of the effect on the Scotch whisky industry of the UK leaving the EU. [905614] - Speech Link
2: work closely with the Scotch whisky industry and particularly with the Scotch Whisky Association to assess - Speech Link
3: Atlantic that the three-year designation for Scotch whisky could be removed in any trade deal with the - Speech Link
4: from trade deals post Brexit. That is what the Scotch Whisky Association has said, but the points he makes - Speech Link
5: reassure him that I am in direct contact with the Scotch Whisky Association on that issue and will ensure that - Speech Link
6: they are not altogether related to the matter of whisky. I fear that the Secretary of State was drawn away - Speech Link
7: priority on improving access for our exports of whisky from Scotland and Northern Ireland, as it is one - Speech Link

9. UK-US Trade Deal
02/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: For Scotland, it could lock in the salmon and whisky trade and support new market access for beef and - Speech Link
2: damaged leading British exports, including Scotch whisky, and caused great concerns in our ceramics and - Speech Link
3: horizon: the 25% duty currently applied to malt whisky. What confidence can the Secretary of State give - Speech Link
4: that this is a major issue for our excellent Scotch whisky producers and other companies such as Walkers - Speech Link
5: agricultural and drink products, particularly Scotch whisky. Does she agree also, going the other way, that - Speech Link

10. UK-US Trade Deal Negotiating Objectives
02/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: ceramics. For Scotland, it could lock in salmon and whisky trade and support new market access for beef. The - Speech Link
2: from the returns, including those from the Scotch Whisky Association, whose director at that point was - Speech Link
3: that imposed a tariff of 25% on exports of Scotch whisky to the United States from Great Britain? Will - Speech Link
4: question about Scotch whisky. Yes, it is true that there is this 25% tariff on Scotch whisky, but my understanding - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Scotch Whisky
1. 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.

2. Whisky: USA
asked by: Patricia Gibson
03/09/2020
... what steps she is taking to seek the removal of US tariffs on Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Whisky liqueurs.

3. Whisky: Excise Duties
asked by: Douglas Chapman
06/11/2017
... what recent discussions he has had with the Scotch Whisky Association on tax on whisky.

4. Whisky: Scotland
asked by: Alan Brown
02/09/2020
... what assessment he has made of the effect on the Scotch whisky sector of the 25 per cent tariff on single malt Scotch Whisky and liqueurs imposed by the US; what plans he has to support the sector through domestic tax policy; and if he will make a statement.

5. Whisky: USA
asked by: Brendan O'Hara
22/10/2019
... what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that the Scotch whisky industry is supported by measures in the next Budget in the event that a 25 per cent tariff on malt Scotch whisky entering the USA takes effect on 18 October 2019.

Latest Questions
11 Current APPG Officers
Hannah Bardell Portrait
Hannah Bardell
Secretary
Scottish National Party - Livingston
Joined: 28th September 2017
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
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 24th February 2020
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Brendan O'Hara MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8783.

Email: brendan.ohara.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
Douglas Ross Portrait
Douglas Ross
Vice Chair
Conservative - Moray
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
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