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PLAIN PACKAGING ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2724: tabled on 09 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 is concerned that every year in England alone over 340,000 children under the age of 16 are encouraged to try smoking for the first time; notes that research shows the designs on tobacco packaging attract children to try smoking; is aware that the adoption of plain packaging is supported by a range of experts and international bodies; believes that the absence of brand designs will make the health warnings more effective and reduce the misconception that certain brands are healthier than others; considers that this can help to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking and encourage adult smokers to quit without being misled by brands and their image; further notes the survey commissioned by ASH (Action and Smoking on Health) which found that 75 per cent. of the public would support plain packaging if there were evidence to show that this would make health warnings more effective and 80 per cent. would support it if evidence showed it made smoking less attractive to children; and urges the Government tofollow the example of Australia and pass legislation for plain packaging on tobacco products to reduce the number of smokers, its uptake and the cost to National Health resources.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2012
Waveney
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2012
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2012
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Sheffield South East
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2012
Harrow East
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2012
Congleton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2012
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Workington
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Aberdeen North
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2012
St Ives
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2012
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Portsmouth South
Heald, Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2012
North East Hertfordshire
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2012
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 5 March 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Livingston
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2012
Wells
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Wigan
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
South Down
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
St Helens North
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Croydon North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 February 2012
Arfon
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2012
Batley and Spen
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2012
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.