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VAT On Domestic Fuel (No. 2)

EDM number 1878 in 1992-93, proposed by Andrew Welsh on 27/04/1993.

That this House condemns the failure at Social Security questions on 26th April of the Minister for Social Security and Disabled People to address the anger felt by pensioners and benefit claimants at the prospect of the additional burden on heating which they face as a result of the imposition of value-added tax on domestic fuel; believes his statement that 'the poorer people in our society will be protected from the impact of the increases' Official Report, column 720, offers cold comfort to the one in three pensioners eligible for income support who do not claim or to the many thousands struggling just above the threshold for income support; notes that pensioners and those on low incomes need face a winter of cold, hardship and hypothermia and that in 1991 one in every six deaths from hypothermmia in Great Britain was in Scotland; is alarmed that value-added tax on domestic fuel risks worsening an already intolerable situation; and condemns the additional burdens being imposed on the old and needy by this measure.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Andrew Welsh27/04/1993Angus EastProposed
Margaret Ewing27/04/1993MoraySigned
Ken Purchase28/04/1993Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Ken Livingstone28/04/1993Brent EastSigned
Edward O'Hara28/04/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Jim Dowd28/04/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Dafydd Wigley28/04/1993CaernarfonSigned
Lynne Jones29/04/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/04/1993Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Alex Carlile29/04/1993MontgomerySigned
Michael Clapham29/04/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
John Cummings29/04/1993EasingtonSigned
Neil Gerrard29/04/1993WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman29/04/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Janet Anderson29/04/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Harry Barnes29/04/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Heppell04/05/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody04/05/1993Crewe & NantwichSigned
Greg Pope05/05/1993HyndburnSigned
Ian McCartney05/05/1993MakerfieldSigned
Richard Burden05/05/1993Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Tom Cox05/05/1993TootingSigned
Win Griffiths05/05/1993BridgendSigned
Jack Thompson05/05/1993WansbeckSigned
Derek Enright06/05/1993HemsworthSigned
John Gunnell10/05/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Terry Rooney12/05/1993Bradford NorthSigned
Jimmy Boyce10/06/1993RotherhamSigned
Tony Benn30/06/1993ChesterfieldSigned
George Howarth01/07/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Jim Cousins02/07/1993Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Jane Kennedy21/07/1993Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Kim Howells22/07/1993PontypriddSigned

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