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Carrier Bag Tax

EDM number 593 in 2002-03, proposed by Lynne Jones on 28/01/2003.

That this House notes that plastic bags sent to landfill take around 500 years to decay and that the UK uses 500 million of these each week; congratulates the Republic of Ireland for introducing a tax on disposable carrier bags which has reduced their use by 90 per cent.; notes that the Irish tax has generally been popular and well received as it has reduced both litter and waste and that approximately ú5.7 million, to be spent on environmental initiatives, was raised during the first four months of the scheme; believes that a tax policy is the best way of reducing the 26 billion disposable carrier bags used in the UK per year; and therefore calls on the UK Treasury to implement a carrier bag tax based on the success of the Irish experience as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs.

Lynne Jones28/01/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Nick Palmer29/01/2003BroxtoweLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/01/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/01/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton29/01/2003GowerLabourSigned
Brian Cotter29/01/2003Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George29/01/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard29/01/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Desmond Turner30/01/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross30/01/2003TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler30/01/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas30/01/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
David Taylor30/01/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Diane Abbott30/01/2003Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz30/01/2003Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings30/01/2003EasingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/01/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Win Griffiths30/01/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Paul Stinchcombe31/01/2003WellingboroughLabourSigned
Vincent Cable03/02/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Borrow03/02/2003South RibbleLabourSigned
Harry Barnes03/02/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/02/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Davis03/02/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Ann Cryer03/02/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Holmes03/02/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ian Gibson04/02/2003Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Jon Owen Jones04/02/2003Cardiff CentralLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington04/02/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Terry Lewis04/02/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/02/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis04/02/2003Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Paul Marsden05/02/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara05/02/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
David Drew05/02/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Candy Atherton05/02/2003Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
Harold Best05/02/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Marsha Singh06/02/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/02/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Sue Doughty06/02/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean07/02/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis10/02/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Hilton Dawson10/02/2003Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Bob Russell11/02/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Banks11/02/2003West HamLabourSigned
Nigel Jones12/02/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris12/02/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
David Hamilton12/02/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
John Barrett12/02/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham13/02/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Julie Morgan24/02/2003Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Jim Knight24/02/2003South DorsetLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell24/02/2003Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton03/03/2003CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Doug Naysmith13/03/2003Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Hywel Williams13/03/2003CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned

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