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LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION'S CLAIMS ON VAT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 967: tabled on 28 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes that the Leader of the Opposition claimed in Prime Minister's Questions on Tuesday 22nd March that everyone other than the better off would have to pay VAT on fuel in full; points out that the Government is making available extra help with VAT on fuel worth around ú2.5 billion over three years, that around 15 million people will gain, including pensioners, disabled people and those on income related benefits; and that this help will be given in advance of the bills coming in; and calls upon the Leader of the Opposition to apologise to honourable Members and to withdraw his nonsensical accusation and to, in future, refrain from the kind of irresponsible scaremongering which is increasingly becoming his trademark.

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.

Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Upminster
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Brent North
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Coventry South West
Coe, Sebastian
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Falmouth and Camborne
Congdon, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Croydon North East
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
South Derbyshire
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Brentford and Isleworth
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Hayes and Harlington
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Rutland and Melton
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Dartford
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Reading West
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Welwyn Hatfield
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Mid Staffordshire
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Ayr
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Reigate
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Billericay
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Ryedale
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 1994
North West Surrey
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 12 April 1994
Burton
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Northampton North
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Faversham
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Teignbridge
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
South West Hertfordshire
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Rugby and Kenilworth
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Dover
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Hereford
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Uxbridge
Stephen, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Shoreham
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Bury South
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Leominster
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Bromsgrove
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1994
Bridlington

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.

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

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION'S CLAIMS ON VAT (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'congratulates the Leader of the Opposition on his attack on the gross unfairness of Government tax policy and in particular the total inadequacy of the so-called compensation package for the introduction of value-added tax on domestic fuel, which leaves pensioners and those on benefit facing substantial additional bills; and condemns the Government for introducing this regressive and unjust tax'.
Labour, Liverpool, Broadgreen
92
signatures
EDM 967A1: tabled on 29 March 1994