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VAT ON ENERGY SAVING MATERIALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 343: tabled on 02 February 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 notes the continued discrepancy between rates of VAT charged on energy conservation (17.5 per cent.) and on energy consumption (5 per cent.); believes that the Government's limited reduction on VAT on energy-saving materials purchased under certain promotional schemes, while welcome, does not address this wider distortion; notes that in September 1999 the French Government cut VAT on energy-saving materials from 20.6 per cent. to 5.5 per cent. and has not been challenged by other EU member states or by the European Commission; notes a similar reduction has been made in Italy from January 2000, again without challenge; believes that this demonstrates that the UK could extend the current limited VAT reduction to all installations of energy saving materials carried out by contractors and remain in line with EU law; and therefore urges the UK Government to do this at the earliest possible opportunity.

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 15 February 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
Isle of Wight
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2000
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Twickenham
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Workington
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2000
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2000
Midlothian
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2000
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2000
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2000
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2000
Southport
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2000
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Romford
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2000
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2000
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2000
Somerton and Frome
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2000
Cheltenham
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2000
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Amber Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2000
Argyll and Bute
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2000
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Knowsley South
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2000
St Albans
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2000
Newbury
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2000
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2000
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2000
Nottingham South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Signed on 9 February 2000
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
North East Milton Keynes
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.