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TOWN CENTRE BUSINESS RATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 998: tabled on 30 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 aware of the recent poll conducted by the British Retail Consortium which showed that two-thirds of hon. Members believe that high streets in their constituencies had deteriorated noticeably over the last five years and that taking action against the rising costs of doing business in this sector should be a priority towards securing them a healthy future; understands the importance of high streets being essential to local economies and focal points for communities; recalls, however, that business rates have risen by an average 10 per cent over the last two years, adding over half a billion pounds to retailers' bills during times of extremely tough trading conditions; believes immediate help is required to support many high street traders who are facing real endurance tests in these challenging economic times; and supports the petition to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer to freeze business rates which are set to rise a further 2.6 per cent in 2013, to help breathe life back into town centre areas.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2013
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Blyth Valley
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Bolton North East
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2013
Shipley
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2013
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 February 2013
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 February 2013
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2013
North Down
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 March 2013
Belfast South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2013
North Cornwall
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Walsall South
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2013
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.