Early day motion 2785

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BEER DUTY ESCALATOR (No. 2)

That this House notes that beer and pubs contribute 21 billion to UK GDP and support almost one million jobs, almost half of them for 16 to 24 year olds; acknowledges that brewing is one of British manufacturing's success stories; believes that 2012, as a year of national celebrations, is the perfect time to recognise the economic and social value of great British beer and the pub industry; and so urges the Government to listen to consumer and industry groups, including the British Beer and Pub Association, the Society of Independent Brewers and the Campaign for Real Ale, who have united to call on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to support Britain's beer and pub sector by suspending the beer duty escalator to help reduce pub closures, create 5,000 additional jobs and ensure pub going remains an affordable leisure activity.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 01.03.2012
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 01.03.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 01.03.2012
Kirby, Simon Conservative Party Brighton Kemptown 28.02.2012
Leslie, Charlotte Conservative Party Bristol North West 28.02.2012
Griffiths, Andrew Conservative Party Burton 28.02.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 29.02.2012
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 01.03.2012
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 28.02.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 29.02.2012
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 28.02.2012
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 29.02.2012
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 28.02.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 01.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 01.03.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 28.02.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 28.02.2012
Walter, Robert Conservative Party North Dorset 01.03.2012
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 01.03.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 01.03.2012
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 28.02.2012
Jones, Marcus Conservative Party Nuneaton 28.02.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 29.02.2012
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 01.03.2012
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 01.03.2012
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 01.03.2012
Gilbert, Stephen Liberal Democrats St Austell and Newquay 01.03.2012
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 01.03.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 28.02.2012
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 29.02.2012
Robertson, Laurence Conservative Party Tewkesbury 01.03.2012
Walker, Robin Conservative Party Worcester 01.03.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 29.02.2012
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 29.02.2012