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FAIR TAXATION ON SCOTCH WHISKY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 222: tabled on 12 December 1990

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 127 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 congratulates the Scotch whisky industry on its contribution to the United Kingdom economy, through export earnings abroad and Exchequer revenue at home; recognises the considerable employment provided by the industry in Scotland, particularly in rural areas; expresses serious concern at the discriminatory nature of excise duties on spirit drinks, whose present structure places Scotch whisky at a distinct competitive disadvantage, most notably with imported table wines and beer; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to commit itself to the gradual equalisation of excise duties on all alcoholic drinks on the basis of their alcoholic strength in order to eliminate damaging discrimination against the world's best-known spirit in its home market.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1991
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1991
Paisley North
Archer, Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1991
Warley West
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 1991
Harrogate
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1991
St Helens South
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1991
Dudley West
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Upminster
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1991
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1991
Castle Point
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1991
Motherwell South
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
South Dorset
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1991
Gordon
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1991
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 1991
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1991
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1991
Falkirk West
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 24 January 1991
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Stafford
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1991
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1991
Swindon
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1991
South Staffordshire
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1991
Gillingham
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1991
Tooting
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1991
Beverley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1991
Easington
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1991
Edinburgh Central
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1991
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1991
Stockton South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1991
Crewe and Nantwich
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1991
Midlothian
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1991
Falkirk East
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1991
Perth and Kinross
Favell, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1991
Stockport
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1991
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1991
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1990
Shipley
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1991
Wallsend
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1991
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Ealing North
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1991
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1991
Portsmouth North
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1991
North West Surrey
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1991
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1991
Hyndburn
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1990
South East Cornwall
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1991
East Lothian
Hordern, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1991
Horsham
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1991
Warrington North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1991
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1991
Newport East
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1991
Cheltenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1991
Wealden
Jones, Gwilym
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Cardiff North
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 1991
North Down
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 1991
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 1991
Nottingham East
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1990
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1990
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1991
Oldham Central and Royton
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1991
Eccles
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1991
Caithness and Sutherland
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1991
Halifax
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1991
Glasgow, Springburn
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
East Hampshire
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1990
Dumbarton
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1991
Paisley South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 1991
Newbury
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1991
Blaydon
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 1990
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1991
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1991
Kirkcaldy
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 1991
Devizes
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1991
Torfaen
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1991
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1991
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1991
Liverpool, Riverside
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1991
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1991
Burnley
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1991
Lewes
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1990
Dundee West
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1991
Erewash
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 1991
Banff and Buchan
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1991
Streatham
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 1991
Glasgow, Govan
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1991
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1991
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 1991
Rochdale
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1991
Warwick and Leamington
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1991
Beaconsfield
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1991
West Dorset
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 1991
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1991
Edinburgh East
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1991
Walthamstow
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1991
Leominster
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 1991
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1991
Ilford South
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1991
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1991
Reading East
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1990
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1990
Orkney and Shetland
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 1991
Westbury
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1991
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1991
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 1991
Angus East
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1991
Cunninghame North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1991
Macclesfield
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1991
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1991
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1991
Glasgow, Provan

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.

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

FAIR TAXATION ON SCOTCH WHISKY (Amendment 1)
at end add 'but urges that this should be achieved by reducing the duty on whisky rather than by increasing that on beer and wine.'.
Labour, Rotherham
3
signatures
EDM 222A1: tabled on 24 January 1991