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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland 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 International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the role of Scotch whisky as an export product in increasing UK access to high-value overseas markets. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Scotch Whisky continues to be a major contributor towards the UK’s overall exports, representing 21.4% of total exports of UK food and drink.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials from this department hold regular discussions with the Scotch Whisky Association and other representatives from the industry with the aim of further increasing whisky exports and to help them to take advantage of a wide range of overseas opportunities. The Department is working to address tariff and non-tariff barriers facing the sector through our planned future trade agreements and other dialogues with partner countries. The current Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association is an adviser to the Board of Trade.</p><p> </p><p>Scotch is the largest export within the food and drink sector with over £4.8bn in sales in 2018, a rise of 7.7% compared to 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277772 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady remove filter