Early day motion 2952

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PROPOSED STANDARD RATE VAT ON FRESHLY BAKED FOOD

That this House notes the damaging impact on the North East-based Greggs business and other companies of the decision to impose standard rate VAT on freshly baked food; believes that a one-fifth increase in the prices of their products will deter customers, further reduce economic activity and reduce working hours and jobs, and may also undermine the good work of the Greggs Foundation which funds breakfast clubs and youth groups; further believes that it will needlessly create new anomalies, enforcement difficulties and potential litigation and undermine high street regeneration; warmly welcomes the petition on the issue organised by the National Association of Master Bakers and Greggs, which has won over 200,000 signatures; and urges the Government to use the statutory consultation period to listen carefully to the industry and negotiate a fair deal for all concerned.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 16.04.2012
Bell, Stuart Labour Party Middlesbrough 17.04.2012
Blackman-Woods, Roberta Labour Party City of Durham 16.04.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 18.04.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 18.04.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 23.04.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 17.04.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 23.04.2012
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 16.04.2012
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 17.04.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 18.04.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 23.04.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.04.2012
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 16.04.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 16.04.2012
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 25.04.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 17.04.2012
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 19.04.2012
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 25.04.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 16.04.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 19.04.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 30.04.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 18.04.2012
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 19.04.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 17.04.2012
McKinnell, Catherine Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne North 16.04.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.04.2012
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 16.04.2012
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 25.04.2012
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 19.04.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 18.04.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 19.04.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 17.04.2012
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 25.04.2012