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Alun Cairns is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
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It has been a privilege to hold this debate and I am grateful to all Members who have contributed. I think it is obvious that right across the House there is strong support for the need for change and for the direction of travel that the Government have introduced, but also a recognition of the need for further change. The hon. Member for St Albans (Daisy Cooper) highlighted the challenges...
I beg to move, “That this House has considered Alcohol Duty and tax on alcohol.” I am grateful to the hon. Member for Gateshead (Ian Mearns) and the Backbench Business Committee for selecting this important topic for consideration, and to all Members across the House who supported the case that it should be considered. This debate is hugely important to a large number of businesses...
The hon. Member makes an extremely important point. As I said, some people are encouraged to drink more at home by the discounted prices offered by the large retailers. I would add that in Scotland and Wales—I am not so familiar with the position in Northern Ireland—the retailers receive the extra differential with minimum alcohol pricing, in comparison with what is available in England....
Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Alun Cairns campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.