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VAT Relief On Fairtrade Products

EDM number 1588 in 2010-12, proposed by Greg Mulholland on 14/03/2011.
Categorised under the topics of International development, International trade and Taxation.

That this House welcomes the 2011 Fairtrade Fortnight; calls on the Government to consider bringing forward proposals in the forthcoming budget to reduce the amount of VAT charged on Fairtrade products to further encourage the sale of ethical products to retailers as well as to encourage more producers to sign up to the Fairtrade initiative; believes that such a move would show the Government's commitment to promoting ethical consumer choices; calls on businesses to promote sustainable development and a reduction inpoverty; and welcomes the 40 per cent. increase in sales in 2010 that saw Fairtrade sales top 1 billion.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Greg Mulholland14/03/2011Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Mike Hancock14/03/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale14/03/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Martin Caton15/03/2011GowerLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/03/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John Leech15/03/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tom Blenkinsop16/03/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Mark Durkan16/03/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin16/03/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/03/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
William McCrea16/03/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell17/03/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Glenda Jackson17/03/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
John Hemming22/03/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon23/03/2011North DownIndependentSigned
John McDonnell23/03/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Hywel Williams23/03/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Caroline Lucas24/03/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Roger Godsiff29/03/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Naomi Long30/03/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
David Crausby30/03/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds31/03/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Mark Williams01/04/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh26/04/2011SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned

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