Peter Aldous backs brewing exports

Peter Aldous calls for changes to the calculation of progressive beer duty relief to help the brewing industry export more.
Peter Aldous (Waveney) (Con): What steps her Department has taken to support the brewing industry in exporting beer. [906568]
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Elizabeth Truss): Britain’s breweries are now exporting 1.1 billion pints to 113 countries every year. Thanks to UKTI’s efforts with the brewing industry, British beer is enjoyed around the world from Brussels to Buffalo to Bogota. Brewing is a valuable part of our £100 billion food and farming industry.
Peter Aldous: St Peter’s brewery in my constituency is a past recipient of the Queen’s award for enterprise and international trade. It has built up a successful export business to more than 30 countries, and it wants to grow further. To allow it to realise its full potential, will the Secretary of State work with me and the Treasury to consider whether the calculation of progressive beer duty relief can be changed?
Elizabeth Truss: I would be pleased to work with my hon. Friend and Treasury colleagues on that issue. I was delighted to visit his constituency last week to see plans for a new tidal barrier in Lowestoft, and in future I look forward to visiting St Peter’s brewery and perhaps sampling some of its fine ales.

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