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Scotch Whisky Industry

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are employed in the Scotch whisky industry in Scotland. [106725]

A recent study commissioned by the Scotch Whisky Association indicated that 9,500 people are employed in Scotland in the production of Scotch whisky and that the industry supports an estimated 41,000 jobs in total in Scotland.