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1133580
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to (a) rural employment and (b) investment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 267257 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Scotch Whisky industry provides vital employment and investment to communities across Scotland. It is estimated that 7,000 people are directly employed by the industry in rural areas of Scotland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:52:40.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:52:40.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4626
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1133581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been employed by the Scotch Whisky industry in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 267258 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>More than 10,500 people are directly employed in the Scotch Whisky industry in Scotland, and over 42,000 jobs across the UK are supported by the industry.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:01:58.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:01:58.303Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4626
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
982658
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the contribution of Scotch whisky to tourism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 176585 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Scottish Whisky industry is recognised the world over for its high quality.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain(VB) work to promote the UK as a tourist destination, and have used Scotch whiskey to promote Scotland in particular. VB regularly host educational trips which include distilleries across Scotland, host several distilleries at their flagship promotional event ExploreGB and offer Whiskey tours through the VB online shop. In addition to this, VB work in partnership with Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Trade to create food and drink hubs across the UK which encourage visitors to try our produce and commission research into food and drink as a draw for tourists.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T15:29:30.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T15:29:30.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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4627
unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this
982659
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the Scotch whisky industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 176586 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Government support of the Scotch Whisky industry is through both government policy and engagement with the industry, notably the Scotch Whisky Association.</p><p> </p><p>We fully recognise the added value given to Scotch Whisky by its registration as a Geographical Indication (GI). The EU (Withdrawal) Act and legislation made under it will establish in domestic law the framework of rules that govern the EU GI scheme for spirit drinks; this will ensure that all UK GIs, including Scotch Whisky, enjoy continued protection in the UK after we leave.</p><p> </p><p>Through engaging closely with the Scotch Whisky Association my officials have secured some important amendments to the proposed replacement EU Spirit Drinks Regulation and will continue to work closely with the Association on this.</p><p> </p><p>The government is aware of the contribution that the Scotch Whisky industry makes to the economy and employment. Her Majesty’s Treasury are responsible for duty on alcoholic beverages and the Chancellor keeps all taxes under review at fiscal events. The government is committed to supporting the Scotch Whisky industry. The freeze in spirits duty announced in November 2017 means a bottle of Scotch is 24p cheaper than had it risen by inflation, and the average tax charged on a bottle of Scotch in 2018 is estimated to be £1.15 lower than it otherwise would have been since ending the spirits duty escalator in 2014.</p><p> </p><p>In respect of international trade priorities, through the Food is GREAT campaign, we will continue profiling Scotch Whisky overseas and engaging with the industry.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T13:16:53.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T13:16:53.357Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4627
unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this
982660
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the level of investment of the Scotch whisky industry in the Scottish economy in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 176587 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Scotland's whisky industry plays a vital role in the Scottish economy.</p><p> </p><p>Scotland is home to 128 malt and grain distilleries, making it the greatest concentration of whisky producers in the world. In 2017, the value of Scotch whisky exports reached a record £4.37 billion and accounts for 14% of all Scottish international exports.</p><p> </p><p>The Moray area, which includes most of what is considered Speyside, has the highest intensity of distilling related firms, with a quarter of Scottish distilling activity based there.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T10:00:05.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T10:00:05.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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4627
unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this
982849
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to employment in the food and drink sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 176412 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>My department has not made an assessment that looks specifically at the contribution that the Scotch Whisky industry makes to employment in the food and drink sector. Nonetheless we work closely with the industry, particularly the Scotch Whisky Association, who in 2015 published a report which found that the Scotch Whisky industry supports over 40,000 UK jobs, including over 10,000 employed directly by the industry in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>Through close engagement with the industry and assessment of empirical data such as trade statistics, excise duty and VAT, HM Government is fully aware of the large contribution that Scotch Whisky makes to both the Scottish and wider UK economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T14:06:55.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T14:06:55.807Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
931276
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that geographical indications protection in the EU for Scotch whisky is maintained after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 906139 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Using powers under the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, we will create UK geographical indication (GI) schemes for wines, aromatised wines, spirits, and agricultural products and foodstuffs. This will provide UK protection for UK GIs - including Scotch Whisky - when we leave the EU and ensure that the UK fulfils its WTO TRIPS obligations.</p><p> </p><p>Negotiations on GIs with the EU are continuing and our aim is that all current UK GIs will continue to be protected by the EU’s GI schemes after we leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T13:22:21.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T13:22:21.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this
780397
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star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support the Scotch whisky industry in the UK market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Christine Jardine more like this
star this property uin 110266 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The government published its assessment of the impacts of the alcohol duty changes in the Tax Information and Impact Note, which can be found online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-duty-rate-changes/alcohol-duty-rate-changes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-duty-rate-changes/alcohol-duty-rate-changes</a></p><p> </p><p>The government ended the spirits duty escalator in 2014 with a duty freeze, followed by a cut in 2015 and a further freeze in 2016. The previous action taken means that the tax on a bottle of Scotch Whisky is now 90p lower than it would otherwise have been since ending the spirits duty escalator in 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 110365 more like this
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less than 2017-11-06T15:16:39.717Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T15:16:39.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Christine Jardine more like this
778289
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star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the protection of intellectual property rights for Scotch whisky in any trade deal with the EU after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Hannah Bardell more like this
star this property uin 110001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
star this property answer text <p>I meet regularly with Cabinet colleagues and discuss a wide range of matters. Geographical indications are important to our reputation as a great food nation. As we leave the EU, the UK will continue to abide by WTO rules on the protection of geographical indications globally, and we will prioritise continued protection of the best of our UK food and drink as we consider future trade opportunities across the world.</p><p> </p><p>Countries outside the EU are already able to participate in the EU's geographical indication schemes when selling onto the EU market. In addition, the EU rules that currently govern the enforcement of geographical indications will be placed on a UK legal basis through the EU Withdrawal Bill.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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109827 more like this
109837 more like this
109838 more like this
109839 more like this
109840 more like this
109841 more like this
109980 more like this
109981 more like this
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less than 2017-10-31T11:17:16.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-31T11:17:16.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hannah Bardell more like this
776828
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star this property date less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the net worth to the UK economy of the Scottish whisky industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 109245 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
star this property answer text <p>In terms of the economic impact of Scotch Whisky, more information can be found in the Scotch Whisky Association report “The Economic Impact of Scotch Whisky Production in the UK”.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its assessment of the impacts of the Spring Budget alcohol duty changes in the Tax Information and Impact Note, which can be found online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-duty-rate-changes/alcohol-duty-rate-changes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-duty-rate-changes/alcohol-duty-rate-changes</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 109246 more like this
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less than 2017-10-31T14:43:30.987Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-31T14:43:30.987Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this