Spirits: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

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.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

I have regular discussions with the Chancellor who recently announced that Spirits Duty will be frozen for the second year in a row.

This represents a huge boost for to the Scotch Whisky industry which directly contributes over £3.2 billion to the Scottish economy.

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