Wine and Spirits APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote and inform on the economic and commercial benefits of the UK wine and spirit trade; to inform and stimulate debate on issues of relevance to the trade and to consumers, including English wine and British spirits; and to introduce parliamentarians to members of the trade from their constituencies.



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Recent Documents related to Wine and Spirits

1. Alcohol-attributable fractions for England: an update
12/06/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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2. Alcohol Duty Review: call for evidence
01/10/2020 - HM Treasury
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Found: might operate a side business in making cider or spirits. Lar ger companies may hold a mixed portfolio of

3. Wine & Spirit Trade Association - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Brand Britain: Promoting and Marketing British food and drink - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Wine & Spirit Trade Association   Written evidence submitted by the Wine and Spirit Trade

4. Wine & Spirit Trade Association - written evidence
31/01/2018 - Inquiry: Trade and the Commonwealth: Australia and New Zealand - International Trade Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Wine & Spirit Trade Association Written evidence submitted by the Wine and Spirit Trade

5. Guidance: Banning the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT
29/04/2019 - Home Office
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Found: 1) Beer 2) Spirits, spirit - based ready - to - drinks, wine and made - wine (exceeding 22% ABV)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Wine and Spirits

1. Food and Farming (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
25/03/2019 - Grand Committee

1: relating to detailed wine-making practices, including the blending and analysis of wine. The absence of these - Speech Link
2: debated on: geographical indications for wines and spirits; minor amendments to GMOs, veterinary medicines - Speech Link
3: Finally, I turn to the question of wines and spirits. In the briefing with the Minister, we spent a - Speech Link

2. Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Organic Production (Organic Indications) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
25/01/2021 - General Committees

1: wines and spirits agreements. It also extends to trade between the United Kingdom and the EU of wine and organic - Speech Link
2: discussing, which cover geographical indicators, wine and organics.Let me start with the SI on - Speech Link

3. Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
27/01/2021 - Grand Committee

1: in EU wines and spirits agreements and extend to trade between the UK and the EU in wine and organic products - Speech Link
2: emphasis on GIs, as well as relating to wines and spirits. Geographical indications are very important for - Speech Link
3: movement of wine into this country from the EU. I also have a question relating to the shipment of wine from - Speech Link

4. Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
30/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: amendments to EU agri-food, spirit drinks, wine and aromatised wine regulations so that they can function - Speech Link
2: small vineyard of my own of 100 vines—and spirits. On spirits, there are at the moment something over 100 - Speech Link
3: new, small, independent producers of wines and spirits, he gave me the opportunity to note that Yorkshire - Speech Link

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

1: industry with which they have no connection. Large spirits companies have portfolios of products that make - Speech Link
2: Menezes, head of Diageo, one of the most successful spirits companies in the world, focusing on that. He said - Speech Link
3: United Kingdom—for example, it is taxed 16% more than wine. Estimates suggest the Scotch whisky industry is - Speech Link
4: We could do something similar to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, which provides the - Speech Link
5: cornerstones of that industry and of the wider distilled spirits industry. Diageo’s Cameron Brig distillery in Windygates - Speech Link

6. Food and Drink, Veterinary Medicines and Residues (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
20/03/2019 - Grand Committee

1: remainder makes a small number of amendments relating to wine and spirit provisions and on veterinary medicines - Speech Link
2: have no detailed points on the provisions for wine, spirits or mineral water: I just wish they were all - Speech Link

7. Finance (No. 3) Bill (Sixth sitting)
04/12/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: review the impact of the revised rates on cider and wine on public health.Amendment 97, in clause 54 - Speech Link
2: in the rates of excise duty charged on all wine and made-wine with a strength at or below 22% alcohol by - Speech Link
3: high-strength white ciders, and a new lower-strength still wine band to encourage the production and consumption - Speech Link
4: revenue impact of the raised rates on cider and wine. I have looked closely at the policy papers for - Speech Link
5: despite the move to begin to increase duties on wine and cider as set out in clauses 53 and 54, it seems - Speech Link
6: quote Cicero. He identifies that drunkenness on wine, like disease, must be curbed. He also said—I think - Speech Link

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

1: Indeed. The Scotch Whisky Association and the Wine and Spirit Trade Association would make that point: - Speech Link
2: from the March Budget. That, of course, affects spirits producers in general, not just Scotch whisky producers - Speech Link
3: emerging growth not just in whisky but in other spirits. It is difficult to go on any social media platform - Speech Link
4: significant duty cut. The actions taken to freeze or cut spirits duty at Budgets in 2014, 2015 and 2016 mean that - Speech Link
5: would also apply to a reduction in the duty on spirits? Would that generate an increased tax take, as - Speech Link

9. Beer Taxation and Pubs
28/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: A reduction in beer duty would be good, but as a wine drinker I want to focus on how we keep pubs in business - Speech Link
2: good thing is the freezing of beer, cider and spirits duty for yet another year—I thank the Chancellor - Speech Link
3: for looking at them. The fact that high-alcohol spirits are taxed at a lower rate is another reason for - Speech Link
4: stupor at home on cheap White Lightning or cheap wine? We all know that far too many household fires are - Speech Link
5: pubs 42% of alcohol sold by value is wines and spirits, so it is important that that is considered in - Speech Link
6: results also with respect to Scotch whisky and other spirits.Small brewer’s relief gives the smallest - Speech Link

10. Alcohol Consumption
27/01/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: consider providing a legal definition of lighter wine, as well as exploring duty differentiation in wines - Speech Link
2: to reduce the amount of alcohol in the wine, beer and spirits that they sell. However, one thing they - Speech Link
3: were told that the calorific value of a glass of wine would be published? Why is that not proceeding, - Speech Link
4: the alcoholic effects as well. Currently, not all wine bottles have calorific labelling, although there - Speech Link
5: depressed are very often welcomed into pubs? Their spirits are raised—in all senses of the word—and they then - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Wine and Spirits
1. Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties
asked by: Neil Coyle
22/10/2019
... (b) beer and (c) spirits.

2. Spirits and Wines: Imports
asked by: Lord Moynihan
12/08/2020
... imported into the UK that will come into force at the end of the transition period.

3. Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties
asked by: Neil Coyle
25/10/2019
... (b) beer and (c) spirits from 2010 and 2015.

4. Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties
asked by: Tim Loughton
19/10/2017
... if he will make it his policy to halt the planned increases in wine and spirits duty.

5. Alcoholic Drinks
asked by: Tim Loughton
19/10/2017
... what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support the wine and spirits industry after the UK leaves the EU.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Members
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 21st November 2018
Helen Grant Portrait
Helen Grant
Co-Chair
Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald
Joined: 5th November 2019
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Hon. President
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 5th November 2019
5 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Beer , Child and Youth Crime , Morocco , Taiwan
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 5th November 2019
Lord Blencathra Portrait
Lord Blencathra
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Neil Coyle MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7232 4640.

Email: neil.coyle.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Freddie Joosten, The Wine and Spirit Trade Association, International Wine and Spirit Centre, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF . Tel: 0207 089 3877

Email: Freddie@wsta.co.uk

Secretariat:

Wine and Spirit Trade Association acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.wsta.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
22 Jan 2020
Source
Wine and Spirit Trade Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/01/2020 To : 21/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
17 Jul 2019
Source
Wine & Spirit Trade Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2019 To : 16/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
17 Jul 2018
Source
Wine & Spirit Trade Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2018 To : 16/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
17 Jul 2017
Source
Wine & Spirit Trade Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2017 To : 16/07/2018
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Wine and Spirits APPG

Former APPG Members
Bill Grant Portrait
Bill Grant
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mike Gapes Portrait
Mike Gapes
Vice Chair
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Ilford South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Albert Owen Portrait
Albert Owen
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ynys Môn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice-Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Portrait
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018