All Party Group

09 May 2013

All Party Group on Scotch Whisky

The All Party Group (APG) aims to promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives from the Scotch Whisky and spirits industry and MPs.

Chairman: Brendan O'Hara MP (SNP)
Vice-chairs: John Stevenson MP (Conservative), Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Labour), Lord Jeremy Purvis (Lib Dem), Michelle Thomson MP (SNP) & Chris Law MP (SNP)
Secretary: Ian Blackford MP (SNP)
Treasurer: Martin Docherty MP (SNP)

Next meeting

The date of the next meeting of group is to be confirmed.

Recent meetings

  • November 2016 - Election of ofiice bearers, industry update, future work programme
  • October 2016 - industry visit to Islay
  • June 2016 - Industry update, New Entrants to Scotch Whisky & CMO Guidelines
  • February 2016 - View from Scotch producers & Fair Tax for Whisky
  • December 2015 - View from the industry & SWA update
  • September 2015 - Election of Office Bearers & Introduction/Industry Update
  • February 2015 - Excise Duty & Economic Impact of Scotch Whisky
  • November 2014 - Guest Speaker (Priti Patel)
  • October 2014 - Guest Speaker (Catherine McKinnell) & Exports
  • May 2014 - AGM, The Budget & Exports
  • March 2014 - Excise Duty & Scotch Whisky Industry Environmental Strategy
  • December 2013 - Scotch Whisky Action Fund
  • October 2013 - Excise Duty, Drinkaware & Exports
  • May 2013 - AGM
  • April 2013 - Jobs, Skills & Training

Contact information

For information on issues relating to the Scottish or UK Parliaments, please contact:

David Williamson, Public Affairs & Communications Director
dwilliamson@swa.org.uk

Beatrice Morrice, Head of Public Affairs
(Monday - Thursday)
bmorrice@swa.org.uk 

Graeme Littlejohn, Head of External Relations
glittlejohn@swa.org.uk

Telephone 0131 222 9235