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Tobacco Smuggling

EDM number 371 in 2004-05, proposed by John Cummings on 13/12/2004.

That this House notes with dismay that smuggling of tobacco products into the UK continues at such a seriously high level that 24 per cent. of cigarettes and 71 per cent. of hand-rolling tobacco smoked in the UK evades UK duty; further notes that the influx of illegal tobacco is threatening the jobs of workers in the British tobacco manufacturing industry, resulting in the average independent retailer losing almost ú1,000 per week in tobacco sales and depriving Her Majesty's Treasury of more than ú17.5 billion since 1995 in unpaid duties; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to accept that until UK tobacco tax levels are brought more into line with those of our European partners, smuggling-related crime will rise, more independent retailers will lose business and more jobs will be lost across the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

John Cummings13/12/2004EasingtonLabourProposed
Ann Cryer14/12/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock14/12/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs14/12/2004East AntrimUUPSigned
Martin Smyth15/12/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Michael Clapham15/12/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
David Hamilton15/12/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Harry Barnes15/12/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt16/12/2004CrawleyLabourSigned
Huw Edwards16/12/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
Paul Tyler16/12/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis16/12/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross16/12/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew11/01/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Clelland13/01/2005Tyne BridgeLabourSigned
Nigel Evans17/01/2005Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Jenny Tonge17/01/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington18/01/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill20/01/2005OchilLabourSigned
Alan Meale21/02/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Betty Williams28/02/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff07/03/2005Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Kerry Pollard08/03/2005St AlbansLabourSigned
David Burnside09/03/2005South AntrimUUPSigned
Bill O'Brien10/03/2005NormantonLabourSigned
Kevan Jones14/03/2005North DurhamLabourSigned
Andy King16/03/2005Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Frank Cook04/04/2005Stockton NorthLabourSigned

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