Wine and Spirits APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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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.

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 Wine and Spirits

1. Alcohol-attributable fractions for England: an update
12/06/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Concept 2 Concept 3 Concept 4 1 Alcohol Spirits Beer Wine Tuberculosis fiRelative riskfl fiOdds ratiosfl

2. Fund a pay rise for NHS workers by raising the tax on alcohol.
06/03/2021 - Petitions

Found: beer, wine and spirits. Beer to rise by 10p per pint. Wine to rise by 30p per bottle. Spirits to rise

3. Calculation examples for alcohol duties
10/06/2021 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: current rates of duty payable for spirits, beer, wine, made -wine, cider and perry, then work out the

4. 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

5. 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

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. Alcohol Duty
25/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Treasury has taken the decision to freeze the duty on spirits. That has been very much welcomed and illustrates - Speech Link
2: lower than it would have been, since we ended the spirits duty escalator seven years ago, in 2014.As - Speech Link

3. 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

4. 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

5. Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Fruit and Vegetable Producer Organisations, Tariff Quotas and Wine) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021
15/06/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Agricultural Products (Producer Organisations and Wine) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 concerning - Speech Link
2: instrument.I should add that my interests in the wine trade elements of the statutory instrument stretch - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Wine and Spirits
1. Spirits: Coronavirus
asked by: Patrick Grady
21/04/2020
... what discussions he has had with representatives of the spirit distillation industry in the UK on the support they require to switch production to the manufacture of santising products.

2. Spirits: Scotland
asked by: Mark Menzies
28/11/2018
...What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on the Scottish economy of maintaining the current level of excise duty on spirits.

3. Spirits: Renewable Fuels
asked by: Rachael Maskell
20/10/2020
... how much of the £10 million Green Distilleries Competition funding has been allocated.

4. Spirits: Excise Duties
asked by: Richard Holden
21/01/2021
... whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a small distillers duty relief to help small spirits producers grow their businesses.

5. Savannah Spirits Group
asked by: Emily Thornberry
15/09/2020
...185.06 with Savannah Spirits on 15 January 2019 was; and what items were purchased with that expenditure.

Latest Questions
12 Current APPG Officers
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 21st November 2018
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Co-Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 28th September 2017
68 APPG Memberships
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Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 5th November 2019
7 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Beer , Belize , Gibraltar , Music , Qatar , Taiwan
Lord Blencathra Portrait
Lord Blencathra
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
James Davies Portrait
James Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Vale of Clwyd
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Charlotte Nichols Portrait
Charlotte Nichols
Vice Chair
Labour - Warrington North
Joined: 2nd June 2021
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

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 Officers
Helen Grant Portrait
Helen Grant
Co-Chair
Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
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