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VAT ON COMMUNITY PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 352: tabled on 10 October 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 25 October 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2017
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2017
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2017
Enfield, Southgate
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2017
West Lancashire
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2017
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2017
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2017
Coventry South
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Poplar and Limehouse
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Ilford South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2017
High Peak
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2017
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2017
North Tyneside
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2017
Keighley
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2017
Camberwell and Peckham
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2017
Hartlepool
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Knowsley
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2017
Edinburgh West
Jones, Graham P
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2017
Hyndburn
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2017
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2017
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2017
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2017
Eastbourne
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 October 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2017
Ipswich
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2017
Glasgow North West
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Bridgend
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Portsmouth South
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Barnsley East
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Warrington South
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2017
Belfast East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 October 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2017
Ealing, Southall
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2017
Leeds North West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2017
Cardiff Central
Twist, Liz
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Blaydon
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2017
Warwick and Leamington
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 October 2017
Arfon
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Bedford

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.