House of Commons
VAT ON COMMUNITY PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS
EDM #352
Tabled 10 October 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that VAT of 20 per cent is charged on community public access defibrillators and the secure cabinet in which they are housed; further notes that more than 30,000 people a year have a cardiac arrest in a non-hospital location; observes that from cardiac arrest there is on average five minutes to save a life; notes the chance of survival after the heart stops falls by around 10 per cent for every minute that passes without defibrillation; recommends that every community should have a community public access defibrillator in an easily accessible location; points out that if VAT were removed from community defibrillators then every sixth machine would be free; congratulates the communities who fundraise for these vital pieces of life-saving equipment; and urges the Government to remove VAT from community public access defibrillators and their cabinets.

Signatures (54)

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.
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
25 October 2017
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
13 November 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
30 October 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
21 November 2017
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
19 October 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
01 November 2017
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
30 October 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
11 October 2017
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
18 October 2017
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
16 October 2017
Gapes, Mike
Labour
16 October 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
17 October 2017
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
01 November 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
19 October 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
16 October 2017
Grogan, John
Labour
30 October 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
06 November 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
18 October 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
16 October 2017
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
16 October 2017
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
25 October 2017
Jones, Graham P
Labour
01 November 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
25 October 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
16 October 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
16 October 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
18 October 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
06 November 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
16 October 2017
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
16 October 2017
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
24 October 2017
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
16 October 2017
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
11 December 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
11 October 2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
17 October 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
12 October 2017
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
30 October 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
26 October 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
23 October 2017
Twist, Liz
Labour
16 October 2017
Western, Matt
Labour
14 November 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
31 October 2017
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
16 October 2017
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.