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PRICE OF CHILDREN'S FOOTWEAR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 483A1: tabled on 01 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Martin Redmond on 31 January 1994. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recognises the efforts of manufacturers of children's footwear to promote the importance of having good fitting shoes as this prevents deformities in children at a later age as proved in the Munro Report (1972); notes that producing five different widths of children's shoes in sizes, half sizes and a range of colours inevitably creates increased manufacturing costs and bigger overheads for retail outlets, but that the healthy development of children's feet should remain the top priority for the footwear industry; notes that jobs in the children's sector of the UK footwear industry would be threatened by the dumping of less specialised and cheaper foreign imports on the United Kingdom market; and calls upon the Government to maintain their stance on zero-rating for children's footwear.'.

Original motion text

That this House condemns the manufacturers of children's footwear for the exorbitant prices charged; and calls upon the Government to take the necessary steps to bring about a reduction.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.