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European VAT Rates - Thoroughbred Breeding Industry

EDM number 822 in 1990-91, proposed by Alan Meale on 09/05/1991.

That this House notes that the threat posed to Britain's multi-million pound thoroughbred breeding industry by differential value-added tax rates after 1992 will have receded temporarily by the intervention on 8th May of the European Commission in Brussels when it announced that it will be illegal for any EEC member state to charge unfair low rates of tax on bloodstock transactions after 1992; recognises that the situation whereby Ireland and France have, respectively, been able to charge rates of two point three per cent. and five point five per cent. was grossly unfair to British breeders; and hopes that now the problem has been exposed the EEC and its member nations will at last sit down and collectively work out a common and fair European rate which does not place impossible burdens on this valuable industry.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Alan Meale09/05/1991MansfieldProposed
Jimmy Hood09/05/1991ClydesdaleSigned
John McAllion09/05/1991Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey09/05/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie09/05/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
James Wray09/05/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Peter Hardy10/05/1991WentworthSigned
Martin Redmond13/05/1991Don ValleySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe13/05/1991LeighSigned
Ernie Ross14/05/1991Dundee WestSigned
John Cummings14/05/1991EasingtonSigned
Llin Golding15/05/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Alice Mahon16/05/1991HalifaxSigned
Tom Cox16/05/1991TootingSigned
Keith Vaz16/05/1991Leicester EastSigned
Tommy Graham21/05/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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