Scottish Affairs Committee: Press Notice

Announcement 32 of Session 2008-09

15 July 2009

Proposed closure of Diageo sites in Kilmarnock and Port Dundas

This week the Scottish Affairs Committee has held two private informal meetings with trade union representatives and executives from Diageo plc to discuss Diageo’s proposals for the restructuring of its Scottish business. Discussions included the scope of the consultation between Diageo and its employees, and the potential impact of the closures on the local communities in which the Kilmarnock packaging plant and Port Dundas Distillery are based.

The Committee will maintain a close interest in the future of the Kilmarnock and Port Dundas sites and intends to continue its dialogue with the unions and management of Diageo during the consultation process.


1.   Committee Membership is as follows: Mr Mohammad Sarwar MP (Lab, Glasgow Central) (Chairman),  Alistair Carmichael MP (Lib Dem, Orkney and Shetland), Ms Katy Clark MP (Lab, North Ayrshire and Arran), Mr Ian Davidson MP (Lab/Co-operative, Glasgow South West), Mr Jim Devine MP (Lab, Livingston), Mr Jim McGovern MP (Lab, Dundee West), David Mundell MP (Con, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale), Lindsay Roy MP (Lab, Glenrothes), Mr Charles Walker MP (Con, Broxbourne), Mr Ben Wallace MP (Con, Lancaster and Wyre) and Pete Wishart MP (SNP, Perth and North Perthshire).

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