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Scotch whisky industry

EDM (Early Day Motion) 248: tabled on 08 January 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the £7.1 billion per year contributed in added value to the UK economy by the Scotch whisky industry producing high-quality and internationally successful brands sold to 180 markets around the world; recognises that 75% of the Scotch whisky industry's gross value added is generated in Scotland, supporting 41,000 jobs and a further 25,000 across the UK; further welcomes the over £2 billion of investments made by the industry over the last five years; believes the Scotch whisky industry plays a crucial role in Scotland’s ambition to grow its exports, in attracting visitors from overseas to its world-leading visitor experiences, and in decarbonising operations and reaching net zero by 2045; and wishes everyone involved in Scotland’s iconic Scotch whisky industry continued success as they continue to play an integral role in communities throughout Scotland.