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EDM (Early Day Motion) 371: tabled on 13 December 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes with dismay that smuggling of tobacco products into the UK continues at such a seriously high level that 24 per cent. of cigarettes and 71 per cent. of hand-rolling tobacco smoked in the UK evades UK duty; further notes that the influx of illegal tobacco is threatening the jobs of workers in the British tobacco manufacturing industry, resulting in the average independent retailer losing almost ú1,000 per week in tobacco sales and depriving Her Majesty's Treasury of more than ú17.5 billion since 1995 in unpaid duties; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to accept that until UK tobacco tax levels are brought more into line with those of our European partners, smuggling-related crime will rise, more independent retailers will lose business and more jobs will be lost across the UK.

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.

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Line 7, leave out from `to' to end and add `campaign vigorously for UK tobacco tax levels to be adopted as the norm for EU-wide tobacco taxation.'.
Labour, Nottingham South
EDM 371A1: tabled on 15 March 2005