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MINIMUM PRICE FOR UNIT OF ALCOHOL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1284: tabled on 02 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 notes the recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer in his Annual Report 2008 to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol; further notes evidence of a link between price and level of consumption; recognises the damage caused by alcohol misuse to individuals, families and society; further recognises the concept of `passive drinking' or the consequences of one person's drinking on another's well-being; acknowledges that alcohol misuse costs the UK economy up to 25 billion per year, including alcohol-related health and crime costs; further acknowledges that 80 per cent. of people think that more should be done to tackle alcohol abuse in society; and calls on the Government to take steps to end the deep discounting and loss-leading sales of alcohol products and to make careful consideration of the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer to implement a minimum price for alcohol as a means to do so.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Lewes
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
South East Cornwall
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2009
Solihull
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Bury North
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 23 April 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
Foyle
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Manchester, Withington
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Leicester East
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

MINIMUM PRICE FOR UNIT OF ALCOHOL (Amendment 1)
at end add `but notes that the Liberal Democrats in the Scottish Parliament have opposed the introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland.'.
Scottish National Party, Glasgow East
5
signatures
EDM 1284A1: tabled on 21 April 2009