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CATEGORY B3A AUTOMATED LOTTERY MACHINES AND VALUE ADDED TAX

EDM (Early Day Motion) 769: tabled on 01 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 is alarmed that large numbers of traditional working men's clubs, ex-servicemen's and political clubs may have to close following the decision of HM Revenue and Customs to serve them with assessments to pay value added tax (VAT) and duty on category B3A automated lottery machines operating on their premises, having changed their status from lottery machines to gaming machines; notes that unlike gaming machines, category B3A machines do not dispense cash prizes, and that winning tickets are redeemed via the club; appreciates that there is no private gain to be had from such machines as they are simply another source of fundraising for the club and the revenue often serves as a lifeline to smaller clubs; points out that HM Revenue and Customs consider paper-based lottery machines, which differ only from automated lottery machines in that they display the result via paper, to be exempt from value added tax and duty; draws attention to the fact that the Gambling Commission still states that category B3A machines can offer only lottery games; points out that private members' clubs are not-for-profit organisations and as such do not have the resources to pay retrospective tax bills; and calls on the Government to halt this process, taking into account its negative economic and social impact on local communities up and down the country.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Staffordshire Moorlands
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Rother Valley
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2010
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2010
South East Cornwall
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Elmet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Tyne Bridge
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Dagenham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Easington
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2010
Monmouth
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2010
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Walthamstow
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2010
Ryedale
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Jarrow
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Eastleigh
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Feltham and Heston
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Houghton and Washington East
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Manchester, Withington
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2010
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
Woking
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2010
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Calder Valley
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2010
Newark
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Wansbeck
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Winchester
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Pendle
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2010
The Wrekin
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Rochdale
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2010
Poole
Timpson, Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2010
Crewe and Nantwich
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Islwyn
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Burnley
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2010
Spelthorne
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.