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DUTY ON BEER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 157: tabled on 23 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 151 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 urges the Chancellor to use his Pre-Budget Statement to reverse the eight per cent. beer duty increase when value added tax (VAT) returns to its full rate on 1 January 2010; notes that the duty increase denied the British beer and pub industry the benefits of the VAT cut and that pub closures are now running at a record high of more than 50 a week; further notes that the planned VAT increase in January will result in an extra six pence on an average pint of beer and lower tax revenues to HM Treasury; and calls on the Government to pursue a tax policy that benefits low strength alcoholic drinks like beer, Britain's national drink and is fair to an industry that employs more than half a million people and plays a crucial part in supporting the economic and social wellbeing of communities 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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2010
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Devizes
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
South Norfolk
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leeds West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Kingswood
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2010
Wellingborough
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Solihull
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Stockton North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Bolton North East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
Shipley
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Haltemprice and Howden
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Ryedale
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Salisbury
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
East Yorkshire
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bracknell
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
St Albans
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Bassetlaw
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Newark
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
East Lothian
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Pendle
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2010
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Glasgow Central
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Huddersfield
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Dartford
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Poole
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2010
Brent East
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Halton
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 24 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2009
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
Perth and North Perthshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Teignbridge

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.