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VALUE ADDED TAX ON ESSENTIAL SUN CARE HEALTH PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 98: tabled on 18 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 recognises the need for a greater focus on preventative health care, and that skin cancer cases in the UK have more than doubled in the last 20 years with 60,000 people diagnosed and 1,700 deaths each year from melanoma; notes that children are particularly at risk with around 80 per cent. of exposure to the sun occurring before the age of 21 and sunburn in childhood being a major factor in an adult's chances of getting skin cancer; calls on the Government to take the financially prudent and caring approach of reclassifying suncare products as essential healthcare items for VAT purposes; and congratulates the Institute of Cancer Research and other bodies which have promoted skin awareness campaigns to remove VAT from suncare products.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leeds West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
St Albans
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2009
Caernarfon
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.