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Illicit Tobacco Trade

EDM number 816 in 2012-13, proposed by Mark Hendrick on 04/12/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Health education and preventive medicine, International trade and Smoking.

That this House calls for stronger penalties for the sale of counterfeit tobacco, including shisha tobacco, and an increased drive to secure more criminal prosecutions to reduce the trade in illicit tobacco, which is often linked to drugs, human trafficking and prostitution; notes that while the risks of smoking are well documented, unlicensed and unregulated tobacco can contain products which cause additional harm to human health; further notes that the sale of illicit tobacco undermines the impact of tax increases on reducing consumption and disproportionately impacts young and vulnerable people in deprived communities; and welcomes campaigns to raise awareness of this issue in local communities, including the Lancashire Evening Post's Don't Let Them Make A Packet campaign.

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

Mark Hendrick04/12/2012PrestonLabourProposed
Frank Roy04/12/2012Motherwell and WishawLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins04/12/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Gerry Sutcliffe04/12/2012Bradford SouthLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery04/12/2012WansbeckLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris04/12/2012EasingtonLabourSeconded
Steve Rotheram05/12/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/12/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/12/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan05/12/2012Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon05/12/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Paul Flynn06/12/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Bob Russell06/12/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams11/12/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Crockart11/12/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
George Howarth12/12/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne12/12/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Katy Clark12/12/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jack Lopresti13/12/2012Filton and Bradley StokeConservativeSigned
John Leech13/12/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock17/12/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy19/12/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Jim Dowd16/01/2013Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell23/01/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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