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HARMONISATION OF VAT ON EMPTY HOMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1467: tabled on 25 June 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 91 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the waste of 800,000 empty homes in England and Wales; notes that to build a new home on a greenfield site VAT is zero-rated, yet to renovate a long standing empty home, builders are charged the full rate of 17.5 per cent.; calls on the Government to harmonise the VAT rates at 5 per cent. for new house building and the refurbishment of long standing empty homes; notes that placing these activities on a level playing field will provide the necessary incentives to the building industry and ensure a sustainable housing policy, which will help regenerate inner cities and protect the countryside; and further notes that the British Government Panel on Sustainable Development, the Civic Trust, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Empty Homes Agency are among the many organisations supporting this proposal.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1998
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Peterborough
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1998
Twickenham
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Gillingham
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Cynon Valley
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 1998
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 1998
Skipton and Ripon
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 June 1998
Ceredigion
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1998
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Bristol West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Croydon Central
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 1998
Southport
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1998
Arundel and South Downs
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1998
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1998
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Norwich North
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1998
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Reading East
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1998
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Harwich
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1998
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 1998
Orpington
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Bolton South East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1998
Cheltenham
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1998
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 July 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Edmonton
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Crawley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Nuneaton
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Broxtowe
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Burnley
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Harlow
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Reading West
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Bradford West
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1998
Northavon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 1998
Ruislip - Northwood
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.