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INTRODUCTION OF PROGRESSIVE BEER DUTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 949: tabled on 06 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 134 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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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 other European markets where progressive beer duty exists, the UK 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, as well as introducing a floor of 5,000 hectolitres below which duty will not be charged.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2002
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Northampton South
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Hendon
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2002
Guildford
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Walsall South
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Somerton and Frome
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2002
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Bolton South East
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2002
Clwyd South
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Stafford
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2002
East Hampshire
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Ochil
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Broxtowe
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
St Albans
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 April 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2002
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
City of Chester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Torbay
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Bradford West
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2002
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2002
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Eccles
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2002
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
South Derbyshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
North Cornwall
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2002
Macclesfield
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
St Helens South
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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

INTRODUCTION OF PROGRESSIVE BEER DUTY (Amendment 1)
leave out '30,000' and insert '100,000'.
Labour, Leyton and Wanstead
1
signature
EDM 949A1: tabled on 11 April 2002
INTRODUCTION OF PROGRESSIVE BEER DUTY (Amendment 2)
leave out '5,000' and insert '30,000'.
Labour, Leyton and Wanstead
1
signature
EDM 949A2: tabled on 11 April 2002