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EDM (Early Day Motion) 632A1: tabled on 10 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Mike Hancock on 09 January 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to 'its' and insert 'calls on the Government to review.'.

Original motion text

That this House condemns the Government for its decision not to exempt commemorative headstones for graves from VAT, in contrast to all other services provided by an undertaker in connection with a burial or cremation; believes this to be a decision which takes advantage of people at their lowest time; and urges the Government to reconsider and lighten the heavy financial burden placed on people at a vulnerable time.