Wholesale Trade: Alcoholic Drinks

Treasury written question – answered on 27th September 2021.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of applications under the Alcohol Warehouse Registration Scheme since that scheme's introduction have been (a) approved and (b) revoked in (i) Scotland and (ii) the UK.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

This information is not held in the form requested as HM Revenue and Customs does not record Alcohol Warehouse Registration Scheme (AWRS) data by ‘nation’.

AWRS Data showing the number of applications received and numbers approved up to April 2019 was published on 10th June 2021 and is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-alcohol-smuggling-outputs/tackling-alcohol-smuggling-outputs-april-2016-to-april-2019.

Data up to April 2021 will be published in the normal way in October 2021.

Please note the numbers for approved and revoked applications do not total the number of applications received. The reason for this is because withdrawals, deregistrations and stock on hand have not been included.

For Scotland:

Applications received 1343

Applications approved 980 (73%)

Applications revoked 24 (2%)

For the UK:

Applications received 15410

Applications approved 10880 (71%)

Applications revoked 546 (4%)

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