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Chewing Gum Removal Scheme

EDM number 952 in 2017-19, proposed by Sandy Martin on 20/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Anti-social behaviour, Pollution, Taxation and Waste management.

That this House notes the nuisance and unsightly blight imposed on streets throughout the UK by the careless disposal of chewing gum; further notes the extent of this problem with an estimated 2,000,000 pieces of gum being dropped in public places each day; acknowledges the high cost of removal of chewing gum from pavements and the lack of local authority resources available to carry out this specific cleansing; and calls on the Government to introduce a specific tax on sales of chewing gum, to be hypothecated to cover the cost to local authorities of chewing gum removal.

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

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Sandy Martin20/02/2018IpswichLabourProposed
Matt Western20/02/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSeconded
Alex Sobel20/02/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Daniel Zeichner20/02/2018CambridgeLabourSeconded
Lucy Powell20/02/2018Manchester CentralLabourSeconded
Clive Betts20/02/2018Sheffield South EastLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens21/02/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham21/02/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
David Simpson21/02/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Bob Blackman21/02/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Marie Rimmer21/02/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Jim Shannon21/02/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Martyn Day21/02/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley21/02/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Paul Girvan22/02/2018South AntrimDUPSigned
Michael Penning22/02/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Chris Law22/02/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Gaffney22/02/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins22/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ruth George26/02/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Edward Davey27/02/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hendrick05/03/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Wera Hobhouse13/03/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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