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SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND RETAIL CRIME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2183: tabled on 24 October 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 welcomes the increased legal minimum age of sale for tobacco products from 16 to 18 years of age; notes that according to a recent survey by the British Retail Consortium retail crime has increased by 50 per cent.; further notes that retailers are concerned they may face intimidation or violence as a result of the change and that smaller independent retailers are at greatest risk; acknowledges that fixed penalty notices can be issued to those under the age of 18 years who attempt to buy alcohol; considers that if it were an offence for those under the age of 18 years to attempt to purchase tobacco this would act as a deterrent to children from doing so and relieve pressure on shop owners and reduce potential violence; and calls upon the Government to bring forward proposals to bring into line the legal penalties for the attempted purchase of tobacco with that of alcohol.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.