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Labour And Energy-Saving Materials

EDM number 629 in 1996-97, proposed by John Hannam on 10/03/1997.

That this House notes that in the 1994-95 Parliamentary Session some 240 Labour honourable Members signed EDM 1150, which called for VAT on energy-saving materials to be reduced to 8 per cent.; also notes that in February 1996, during the debate in the House on the Report Stage of the Finance Bill, the entire Parliamentary Labour Party, including the Front Bench, voted for an amendment to the Bill which would have reduced VAT on energy-saving materialsto 8 per cent.; further notes that this year the Labour Front Bench decided not to support an amendment to the current Finance Bill which would reduce VAT on energy-saving materials to 8 per cent. but instead has tabled an alternative amendment calling for a report on the subject; notes also that some 20 Labour honourable Members have, at the insistence of the Labour Whips, withdrawn their names from amendments to the current Finance Bill which would reduce VAT on energy-saving materials to 8 per cent.; and therefore expresses its belief that this shows that the Labour Party is in a state of confusion and that it cannot be trusted on tax and environmental matters.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

John Hannam10/03/1997ExeterProposed
David Rendel10/03/1997NewburySigned
Tim Yeo10/03/1997South SuffolkSigned
Dafydd Wigley10/03/1997CaernarfonSigned
Andrew Welsh10/03/1997Angus EastSigned
Jim Wallace10/03/1997Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Paul Tyler10/03/1997North CornwallSigned
Matthew Taylor10/03/1997TruroSigned
Peter Bottomley10/03/1997ElthamSigned
Don Foster10/03/1997BathSigned
Margaret Ewing10/03/1997MoraySigned
Chris Davies10/03/1997Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Roseanna Cunningham10/03/1997Perth and KinrossSigned
Michael Clark10/03/1997RochfordSigned
David Chidgey10/03/1997EastleighSigned
Malcolm Bruce10/03/1997GordonSigned
Alex Salmond10/03/1997Banff & BuchanSigned
Nick Harvey10/03/1997North DevonSigned
Jerry Hayes10/03/1997HarlowSigned
Simon Hughes10/03/1997Southwark and BermondseySigned
Russell Johnston10/03/1997Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones10/03/1997Ynys MSigned
Charles Kennedy10/03/1997Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd10/03/1997Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Diana Maddock10/03/1997ChristchurchSigned
Ray Michie10/03/1997Argyll & ButeSigned
Emma Nicholson10/03/1997Torridge & West DevonSigned
Alex Carlile10/03/1997MontgomerySigned
Nigel Jones10/03/1997CheltenhamSigned
Nicholas Winterton11/03/1997MacclesfieldSigned
Ann Winterton11/03/1997CongletonSigned
Liz Lynne11/03/1997RochdaleSigned
Martin Smyth12/03/1997Belfast SouthSigned
Roy Beggs12/03/1997East AntrimSigned
Andrew Bowden12/03/1997Brighton, KemptownSigned
Marion Roe13/03/1997BroxbourneSigned
Vivian Bendall17/03/1997Ilford NorthSigned
Teddy Taylor17/03/1997Southend EastSigned
David Shaw18/03/1997DoverSigned
Richard Shepherd18/03/1997Aldridge-BrownhillsSigned

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