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Processed Food Exporters

EDM number 1527 in 1997-98, proposed by Lynne Jones on 08/07/1998.

That this House is concerned that export refunds, paid to companies which manufacture and export processed food to compensate for the high prices they must pay for EU ingredients under CAP, are to be cut by 30 per cent. by 2000; notes that this change was agreed during the GATT Uruguay Round; fears that without this compensation EU products will become uncompetitive in non-EU markets, and will have an adverse impact on the UK trade balance, seriously threatening jobs in the UK; and, therefore, calls on the Government to ensure that food manufacturers have access to commodities, such as milk and sugar, at world market prices and that, whichever system is chosen to replace export refunds, it is simple to administer.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Lynne Jones08/07/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Stephen Pound08/07/1998Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe08/07/1998Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Caroline Flint08/07/1998Don ValleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon08/07/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
Eric Illsley09/07/1998Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Ann Cryer09/07/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Ian Gibson09/07/1998Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Norman Godman09/07/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Robert Wareing09/07/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/07/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore10/07/1998HendonLabourSigned
John Austin10/07/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Audrey Wise13/07/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Harry Barnes14/07/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Flynn15/07/1998Newport WestLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/07/1998LeighLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone15/07/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/07/1998Islington NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/07/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood22/07/1998Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Nick Harvey23/07/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Davis24/07/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Tom Levitt28/07/1998High PeakLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis30/07/1998Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Tom Brake31/07/1998Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martyn Jones02/09/1998Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Ivan Lewis02/09/1998Bury SouthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd02/09/1998Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Robin Corbett02/09/1998Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Tony Benn02/09/1998ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Kerry Pollard19/10/1998St AlbansLabourSigned
Tony McWalter19/10/1998Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned

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