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VAT On Diy Installations Of Energy Saving Materials

EDM number 275 in 2001-02, proposed by Peter Bottomley on 19/10/2001.

That this House recognises that climate change is one of the world's most significant environmental challenges and that poor domestic energy efficiency is a key part of the problems noted that 17.6 million UK households have inadequate loft insulation which means that an unnecessary 7.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide are emitted into the atmosphere each year; expresses its concern that the full rate of VAT is payable on energy saving materials at the point of sale and that a reduced rate of 5 per cent. only applies to people who have energy saving materials professionally installed in their home; fears that the continuance of this anomaly provides a disincentive for people to install energy saving materials themselves; notes B and Q's modelling that shows that if VAT was reduced to 5 per cent. on loft insulation, uptake would increase by up to a third; further notes that during the Energy Saving Trust's Energy Efficiency Week (20th to 28th October) B and Q will be paying the VAT in full for its customers on loft insulation; and therefore urges the Government to secure the inclusion of energy saving materials within the reduced rate provision in advance of the European Commission's 2003 review of VAT.

This motion has been signed by a total of 61 MPs.

Peter Bottomley19/10/2001Worthing WestConservativeProposed
Bob Russell22/10/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones22/10/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John Mann22/10/2001BassetlawLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce22/10/2001GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable22/10/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Colman22/10/2001PutneyLabourSigned
Frank Cook22/10/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock22/10/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett22/10/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor23/10/2001Bury NorthLabourSigned
Simon Thomas23/10/2001CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
David Taylor23/10/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Brian Cotter23/10/2001Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton23/10/2001GowerLabourSigned
Tom Brake23/10/2001Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth23/10/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Kevin McNamara23/10/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones23/10/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon23/10/2001Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Russell Brown23/10/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Edward Davey24/10/2001Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton24/10/2001MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Jenny Tonge24/10/2001Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths24/10/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Sue Doughty24/10/2001GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Hilton Dawson24/10/2001Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Colin Breed24/10/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Lepper24/10/2001Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Eric Illsley24/10/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Adam Price25/10/2001Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Robert Wareing25/10/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Paul Tyler25/10/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell25/10/2001Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chidgey25/10/2001EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke25/10/2001Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Laura Moffatt25/10/2001CrawleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/10/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock26/10/2001Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Paul Keetch29/10/2001HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore29/10/2001Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham29/10/2001Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara31/10/2001Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Paul Truswell31/10/2001PudseyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis31/10/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Holmes01/11/2001ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley01/11/2001RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew01/11/2001StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Simpson01/11/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andrew George05/11/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey07/11/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell08/11/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ian Davidson09/11/2001Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Hamilton19/11/2001MidlothianLabourSigned
Janet Dean05/02/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Bob Spink07/02/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Matthew Green12/02/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley25/02/2002Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Brian White25/02/2002North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Lady Hermon30/04/2002North DownUUPSigned

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