Mixed reaction from MPs to plastic bag plan

Labour MPs have given a mixed reception to the government's plan, put forward by Nick Clegg, to introduce a 5p charge for supermarket plastic bags.

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Lib Dems talking about plastic bag tax. If you shop at Lidl, you already pay 6p and 3p for them. Not that @nick_clegg would know that.

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Amazing news as Lib-Dem Conference opens a 5p tax on plastic bags from 2015 no one will now remember all the broken pledges @bbcr4today

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Please note: Wales already has a 5p charge for carrier bags. Labour Welsh Government policy. Great success in cutting plastic bags.

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Plastic bag charge for shoppers

Shoppers in England will face a 5p charge for plastic bags under a new Government plan announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.