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Tobacco Taxation And The Single Market

EDM number 1025 in 1992-93, proposed by Peter Griffiths on 08/12/1992.

That this House notes that United Kingdom tobacco duties are currently among the highest in the EC; urges Her Majesty's Government to take account of the serious consequences of the removal of fiscal border controls in 1993 which, with no restrictions on cross-border shopping for personal consumption, will significantly increase the incentive to purchase tobacco products abroad; believes in the light of the failure by EC Member States to achieve any meaningful framework for tobacco tax harmonisation in Europe, that any further increase in duty will create additional incentives for smuggling and opportunities for organised crime, which, together with personal imports, could lead to United Kingdom Government revenue losses of ú1 billion per year, and, therefore, urges Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer to leave tobacco taxation unchanged in 1993, and to put in place adequate control procedures to minimise revenue losses derived from potential increases in the level of illegal imports from January 1993.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Peter Griffiths08/12/1992Portsmouth NorthProposed
Richard Alexander08/12/1992NewarkSigned
David Knox09/12/1992Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Alan Meale09/12/1992MansfieldSigned
John Carlisle09/12/1992Luton NorthSigned
Bill Cash09/12/1992StaffordSigned
Eric Clarke09/12/1992MidlothianSigned
Harry Greenway09/12/1992Ealing NorthSigned
Roy Beggs09/12/1992East AntrimSigned
Ann Winterton09/12/1992CongletonSigned
Nicholas Winterton09/12/1992MacclesfieldSigned
James Wray09/12/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
John Spellar10/12/1992Warley WestSigned
Ronnie Campbell10/12/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Peter Hardy10/12/1992WentworthSigned
John Cummings14/12/1992EasingtonSigned
Jack Thompson14/12/1992WansbeckSigned
Terry Patchett15/12/1992Barnsley EastSigned
Geoffrey Dickens15/12/1992Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Roland Boyes11/01/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Robert Hicks20/01/1993South East CornwallSigned
Dudley Smith04/02/1993Warwick & LeamingtonSigned
Barry Porter05/02/1993Wirral SouthSigned
Robert Parry09/02/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Jimmy Hood11/02/1993ClydesdaleSigned

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