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BEER DUTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 16: tabled on 15 November 1995

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern that, with United Kingdom beer excise duty rates currently around seven times higher than in France, cheap imports of beer continue to flood into Britain at the rate of 1.1 million pints a day and that one-third of this amount is destined for illegal re-sale; believes that the maintenance of a high rate of United Kingdom beer excise duty represents a direct incentive to smugglin and crime, harms British pubs, clubs and off-licences, exports jobs and profit and investment to the Continent, severely distorts competition in the Single Market in favour of Continental producers and retailers and damages an industry which generates 900,000 jobs; believes it is unrealistic to expect other European governments to increase their duty rates significantly in order to solve a British problem; and urges the Chancellor to take serious note of the report of the Parliamentary Beer Club 'Beer Tax Inquiry' and to announce an immediate reduction in beer duty rates in his forthcoming Budget and to set a strategy for phased reductions to the median European level, in order to remove the economic incentive for large scale personal importation and smuggling, to safeguard the traditional British pub and British jobs and to promote fair competition in Europe.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1995
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1995
Rother Valley
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Ilford North
Body, Sir Richard
Independent Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Holland with Boston
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1995
Brent North
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Manchester, Withington
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 1995
North East Fife
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Ipswich
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 1995
Montgomery
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
Davyhulme
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Romsey and Waterside
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1995
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1995
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Coventry South East
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 1995
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1995
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Cunninghame South
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Lewisham West
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Sunderland North
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Welwyn Hatfield
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1995
Warley East
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Ayr
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1995
Ilford South
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1995
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
Billericay
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1995
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Ryedale
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1995
Portsmouth North
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Warrington South
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1995
North Devon
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1995
South East Cornwall
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1995
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Knowsley North
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Warrington North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1995
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 1995
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Ravensbourne
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1995
Barrow and Furness
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Wantage
Jamieson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1995
Plymouth, Devonport
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Twickenham
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 1996
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1995
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1995
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 1995
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1995
Ealing, Southall
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1995
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
Burton
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1995
Broxtowe
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 December 1995
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Rotherham
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 1995
Christchurch
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 November 1995
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 November 1995
Newry and Armagh
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Hendon South
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1995
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1995
Mansfield
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 1996
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
North West Hampshire
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Glanford and Scunthorpe
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1995
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1995
Clackmannan
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1995
Nuneaton
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Hyndburn
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1995
Rhondda
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
Mid Kent
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Huddersfield
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Hammersmith
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1995
Warley West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Wigan
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bradford South
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
Solihull
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1995
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Islwyn
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1995
Bridlington
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Reading East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1995
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1995
Liverpool, West Derby
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 1995
Angus East
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1995
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1995
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1995
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1995
Sevenoaks
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1995
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BEER DUTY (Amendment 1)
leave out from `to' to `in' in line 13 and insert `provide Her Majesty's Customs and Excise with sufficient additional enforcement powers in the United Kingdom and, by negotiation, in France,'.
Conservative, Bristol North West
2
signatures
EDM 16A1: tabled on 16 November 1995