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VAT ON TOURISM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 36: tabled on 27 May 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 value of the tourism sector; notes that tourism-related businesses lie at the heart of the local community and economy; further notes that 25 out of 28 EU states, including the Republic of Ireland, take advantage of a reduced rate of VAT for some part of their tourism sector, and that this has made a positive impact by increasing investment and jobs; acknowledges that, as a result, localities in the UK that have a high reliance on the tourism sector are at a competitive disadvantage compared to other EU states; highlights the economic study produced by Professor Adam Blake, using the Treasury's own modelling technique, which showed that a cut in tourism VAT could increase gross domestic product by up to £4 billion per year; calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to introduce a sector-specific VAT reduction for certain tourism-related products, including accommodation, food and attractions; further notes that a reduced rate of VAT for tourism has been recommended by both the Welsh and Culture, Media and Sport Committees; and further recognises that such a move would provide a much needed boost in exports, would strengthen the wider economy, support job creation and generate investment in local businesses.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2015
North West Leicestershire
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 June 2015
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 October 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
North Tyneside
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Harris, Carolyn
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Swansea East
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 3 June 2015
North Down
Jones, Gerald
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 May 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Hayes and Harlington
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2015
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2015
Southport
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2015
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Belfast East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Upper Bann
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2015
Cleethorpes
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.