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VAT ON THE CORNISH PASTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2917: tabled on 26 March 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern the Chancellor's proposals to add VAT to hot takeaway food from bakeries and supermarkets, including the humble Cornish pasty; further notes that thousands of people are employed in thepasty industry in Cornwall, which is worth millions of pounds to the Cornish economy; believes that adding 20 per cent VAT to the price of a pasty will undermine the industry and lead to a drop in sales and local job losses; and calls on the Government to exempt those foods which have significantly advanced Protected Geographical Indication status in Europe, like Cornwall's favourite food, from 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

VAT ON THE CORNISH PASTY (Amendment 1)
after `notes', insert `although originally invented in Devon,'.
Liberal Democrat, Torbay
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EDM 2917A1: tabled on 27 March 2012