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HEAD ON BEER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1690: tabled on 25 March 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 106 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 welcomes the Department of Trade and Industry's review of Section 43 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 which outlaws the inclusion of the traditional head as part of a pint of beer; considers the cost to the licensed trade of ú35 million to scrap existing glassware and to replace it to be totally disproportionate to the 23 consumer complaints received by the Department of Trade and Industry in 1991, repesenting one complaint for every 256 million pints sold; believes that the existing remedy of drinkers asking for their glass to be topped up is more than adequate to address any consumer dissatisfaction; rejects the alternative of 6 pence or more on a pint of beer; and calls upon the Government which wishes to reduce the burden of regulation upon industry to rescind Section 43.

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.

Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1993
Rother Valley
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
Elmet
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1993
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1993
York
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1993
Ilford North
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1993
St Helens South
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
Brent North
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1993
Sheffield Central
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Luton North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1993
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
Hertsmere
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1993
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1993
Stockport
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1993
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1993
Wyre Forest
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1993
South Staffordshire
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Gillingham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1993
Coventry South East
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1993
Linlithgow
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1993
Glasgow, Pollok
Elletson, Harold
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Blackpool North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 1993
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 1993
Moray
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1993
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 April 1993
Wellingborough
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 14 April 1993
Ayr
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1993
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1993
Ludlow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1993
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Billericay
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1993
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Ryedale
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1993
Portsmouth North
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1993
North West Surrey
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 1993
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 1993
Exeter
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1993
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1993
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1993
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
Blackpool South
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 1993
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
North Hertfordshire
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 1993
South East Cornwall
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1993
East Lothian
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1993
Pontypridd
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1993
Doncaster North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1993
Newport East
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Basingstoke
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
Twickenham
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1993
Clwyd South West
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1993
Stroud
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1993
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Aylesbury
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1993
Worcester
Maitland, Lady Olga
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1993
Sutton and Cheam
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 14 April 1993
West Gloucestershire
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1993
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1993
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
New Forest
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 1993
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1993
Great Grimsby
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1993
North West Hampshire
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 1993
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1993
Altrincham and Sale
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1993
Leeds East
Neubert, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 1993
Romford
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 1993
Taunton
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1993
Clackmannan
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1993
Nuneaton
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1993
South West Hertfordshire
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1993
Lewes
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1993
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 June 1993
East Londonderry
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
Pudsey
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Aldridge-Brownhills
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1993
West Dorset
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 1993
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Vale of Glamorgan
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Leominster
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 1993
Bridlington
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Surbiton
Trend, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Windsor and Maidenhead
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 1993
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1993
Leicester East
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1993
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 1993
Orkney and Shetland
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Slough
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
South Colchester and Maldon
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Weston-Super-Mare
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1993
Ruislip - Northwood
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1993
Havant
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1993
Cunninghame North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1993
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1993
Macclesfield
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1993
Clydebank and Milngavie

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.

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

HEAD ON BEER (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'beer' to end and add 'notes that it will still be possible for beer to be served with a head of foam, but that customers will also get what they ask and pay for, namely a pint of beer, because Section 43 will result in beer being served in glasses with room for a pint of beer and a head of foam; and urges the Department of Trade and Industry to bring forward the date of implementation of this section of the Weights and Measures Act 1985'.
Labour, Birmingham, Hodge Hill
23
signatures
EDM 1690A1: tabled on 26 March 1993