House of Commons
PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION'S CAMPAIGN AXE THE READING TAX
EDM #2540
Tabled 25 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House praises the fact that printed books, magazines and newspapers have been VAT exempt ever since the UK’s VAT regime was established in the 1970s to protect the accessibility of reading materials and the intrinsic value of reading and knowledge; notes that this principle should also apply to e-publications, which are currently subject to 20 per cent VAT; further notes that the beneficiaries of e-publications include many older and disabled people, military personnel and children that prefer to read on digital devices; and calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to abolish the tax on e-publications in order to promote equal access to reading and knowledge for all.

Signatures (61)

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.
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
26 June 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2019
Killen, Ged
Labour
26 June 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
26 June 2019
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
26 June 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
26 June 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
26 June 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
27 June 2019
Dodds, Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
27 June 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
27 June 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2019
Phillips, Jess
Labour
27 June 2019
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
27 June 2019
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
27 June 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
27 June 2019
Jones, Ruth
Labour
27 June 2019
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
27 June 2019
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
27 June 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
27 June 2019
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
28 June 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
01 July 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
01 July 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
01 July 2019
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
01 July 2019
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
01 July 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
01 July 2019
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
01 July 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
01 July 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
02 July 2019
Streeting, Wes
Labour
02 July 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
02 July 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
03 July 2019
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
03 July 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
03 July 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
03 July 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
03 July 2019
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
03 July 2019
Snell, Gareth
Labour
03 July 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
04 July 2019
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
04 July 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
04 July 2019
Tami, Mark
Labour
08 July 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
08 July 2019
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
08 July 2019
Gapes, Mike
Change UK - The Independent Group
09 July 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
10 July 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
10 July 2019
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
10 July 2019
Murray, Ian
Labour
10 July 2019
Stringer, Graham
Labour
15 July 2019
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
18 July 2019
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
19 July 2019
Spelman, Dame Caroline
Conservative
23 July 2019
Grant, Bill
Conservative
23 July 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion