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Eu Tobacco Subsidy

EDM number 948 in 2009-10, proposed by John Mason on 25/02/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Common Agricultural Policy.

That this House expresses disappointment at the continuing subsidy by the European Union of tobacco cultivation to the tune of some £260 million each year despite the many more millions paid by the EU in anti-tobacco public information campaigns and billions of pounds worth of damage done to the EU's economy by the public health impact of smoking as well as the real damage on the health of individuals; believes that tobacco subsidy should end immediately and if need be subsidies to cultivation of alternative crops be explored; wholly supports the campaign and petition by Alyn Smith MEP to achieve this aim; and welcomes the backing of the News of the World newspaper for the campaign.

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

John Mason25/02/2010Glasgow EastScottish National PartyProposed
Peter Bottomley26/02/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Bob Spink01/03/2010Castle PointIndependentSeconded
Colin Breed01/03/2010South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martin Caton01/03/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn01/03/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Holmes01/03/2010ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones01/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John McDonnell01/03/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt02/03/2010Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Dai Davies02/03/2010Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
John Leech02/03/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Graham Stringer02/03/2010Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock02/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew02/03/2010StroudLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins02/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson02/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ken Purchase02/03/2010Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
Mark Durkan02/03/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mark Lazarowicz03/03/2010Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Frank Cook03/03/2010Stockton NorthLabourSigned
John Austin03/03/2010Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Stephen Williams03/03/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins04/03/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil04/03/2010Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Andrew George05/03/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams08/03/2010ConwyLabourSigned
Kim Howells09/03/2010PontypriddLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/03/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty10/03/2010Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady10/03/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nick Harvey15/03/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Pete Wishart15/03/2010Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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