Early day motion 2265

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SUPER-STRENGTH WHITE CIDER

That this House notes the announcement in the 2011 Budget that new duty rates would apply to low strength and high strength beers and that these new rates took effect from 1 October 2011; queries why the Government did not take the same action to tackle super-strength white ciders; furthernotes that professionals working with homeless and dependent street drinkers, as well as young at-risk drinkers, have expressed concern for many years that white cider is often sold cheaper than bottled water and has a particularly damaging effect on the health and behaviour of the people they work with; is concerned that the high-strength white cider industry is benefiting from the tax breaks and low duty intended to boost the development of traditional cider apple orchards; and therefore, as a first step, calls on the Government to apply the same tax regime to differentiate between low strength and super-strength ciders as it has recently done for beer.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 18.10.2011
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 31.10.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 19.10.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 19.10.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 19.10.2011
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 19.10.2011
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 14.11.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 25.10.2011
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 19.10.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.10.2011
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 25.10.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 18.10.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 19.10.2011
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 24.10.2011
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 25.10.2011
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 18.10.2011