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CIDER DUTY ESCALATOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1131: tabled on 03 March 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 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 calls for the ending of the cider duty escalator in the 2014 Budget on 19 March 2014, in order to provide assistance to an industry that represents such a success story for British business, an industry whose fortunes are in desperate need of reviving after the recent flooding; notes that significant fruit tree loss has been reported and more is expected due to the high winds and waterlogged land that the West and South West of the country is still experiencing; and believes that removal of the duty escalator would offer essential relief for distressed fruit growers and provide the confidence to re-plant to growers, whose suffering is not yet over, as the full extent of the flood damage is yet to be assessed.