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Tobacco Taxation,the Budget And The Single Market

EDM number 364 in 1991-92, proposed by Martin Redmond on 10/12/1991.

That this House notes that the large cigarette taxation increase imposed in the 1991 Budget was twice that required to match inflation, and has added 0.4 per cent. to the annual rate of inflation; notes further the wide disparities in tobacco tax which exist in the European Community, whereby United Kingdom cigarettes are the second most heavily taxed and cost about double the price of those in France; expresses concern therefore that any future duty increases will further widen the gap between the United Kingdom and most of her European Community partners in the context of the completion of the Internal Market in 1993, so creating opportunities for smuggling which with increased personal duty paid allowances will lead to significant revenue losses; urges Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer to accept that any further increase in United Kingdom tobacco tax would have the most serious consequences for United Kingdom manufacturers and their employees, retailers and others in the tobacco trade; expresses the hope that in the light of these facts he will conclude that there should be no increase in tobacco duty in his next Budget, and that adequate control procedures are put in place to minimise revenue loss.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Martin Redmond11/12/1991Don ValleyProposed
James Kilfedder11/12/1991North DownSigned
John Carlisle11/12/1991Luton NorthSigned
Richard Alexander11/12/1991NewarkSigned
Robert Parry12/12/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Nicholas Winterton12/12/1991MacclesfieldSigned
Gordon Oakes16/12/1991HaltonSigned
Peter Griffiths16/12/1991Portsmouth NorthSigned
David Lambie17/12/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
John Cummings17/12/1991EasingtonSigned
Cecil Walker17/12/1991Belfast NorthSigned
Roland Boyes18/12/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dudley Smith19/12/1991Warwick & LeamingtonSigned
Peter Hardy19/12/1991WentworthSigned
Jack Thompson19/12/1991WansbeckSigned
Terry Patchett13/01/1992Barnsley EastSigned
Tom Pendry13/01/1992Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Michael Colvin22/01/1992Romsey and WatersideSigned
David Knox27/01/1992Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Ann Winterton27/01/1992CongletonSigned
Willie Ross28/01/1992East LondonderrySigned
James Molyneaux28/01/1992Lagan ValleySigned
David Alton29/01/1992Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Bill Cash30/01/1992StaffordSigned
James Couchman30/01/1992GillinghamSigned
Trevor Skeet18/02/1992Bedfordshire NorthSigned
Geoffrey Dickens19/02/1992Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Robert Hicks20/02/1992South East CornwallSigned
Harry Greenway20/02/1992Ealing NorthSigned
Roy Beggs21/02/1992East AntrimSigned
Barry Porter27/02/1992Wirral SouthSigned

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