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INTRODUCTION OF PROGRESSIVE BEER DUTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 125: tabled on 15 December 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 159 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that over 80 per cent. of the beer brewing market is dominated and concentrated in the hands of four national brewers, Scottish Courage, Bass, Whitbread and Carlsberg-Tetley; notes that many craft breweries are at a major competitive disadvantage and are going out of business at an alarming rate; notes the positive effect that the introduction of progressive beer duty will have on the survival and growth of local small craft breweries; further notes that progressive beer duty will help ensure employment creation, encourage competition, encourage choice and stimulate the growth of related industries; notes that unlike United Kingdom and European markets where progressive beer duty exists, the United Kingdom duty regime has failed to adapt to changes in the market; notes that the introduction of progressive beer duty will cost the Exchequer ú6 million per annum and will help nearly 300 micro-breweries that each employ under 10 staff; and calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to consider the possibility of introducing progressive beer duty on a sliding scale for very small craft breweries producing annually under 30,000 hectolitres of beer.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
Banbury
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 1999
East Antrim
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 13 January 1999
Tatton
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1999
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Waveney
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1999
Reigate
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1999
Boston and Skegness
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1999
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
The Wrekin
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
South East Cornwall
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1999
Romsey
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1999
Stockton North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Coventry South
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 January 1999
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Upminster
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Liverpool, Garston
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Sunderland North
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Poplar and Canning Town
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1999
Arundel and South Downs
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Hastings and Rye
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1999
Walsall South
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
Ludlow
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1999
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Reading East
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1999
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1999
Surrey Heath
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
Luton North
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Clwyd South
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Stafford
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
South Thanet
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
Mid Worcestershire
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
Blackpool South
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
East Hampshire
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Signed on 3 November 1999
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Ochil
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 1999
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Broxtowe
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Harlow
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1999
Uxbridge
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 1999
East Londonderry
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 1999
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
City of Chester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Bolsover
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
West Worcestershire
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Eccles
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1999
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 1999
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 January 1999
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1999
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
Swansea West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1998
Macclesfield
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
Witney
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.