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Thursday 10 February 2011

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House on Wednesday 9 February but not read on the Floor

Charge on Single Use Carrier Bags

The Petition of supporters of Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT) in Penrith, Cumbria,

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Declares that the Petitioners wish to see a significant reduction in the issuing of plastic carrier bags by retailers through the introduction of a compulsory charge, as in the case of Wales where a charge of 7p per bag is to be in place from spring 2011.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to introduce the compulsory charge on the issuing of single use carrier bags in England, for which it has power under section 77 (and Schedule 6) of the Climate Change Act 2008.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


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