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VAT On E-Books

EDM number 1270 in 2010-12, proposed by Tom Harris on 12/01/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Taxation.

That this House notes that while traditionally printed books and printed papers are exempt from VAT, e-books are subject to the full rate of 20 per cent.; further notes that e-books produced within other jurisdictions are not necessarily subject to similar taxes and therefore enjoy a huge competitive advantage; recognises that e-book publications is a growing industry which should be encouraged and supported within the UK; and calls on the Government to bring forward proposals to standardise VAT for books and printed papers, whether published in electronic or printed form, at the current rate of zero per cent.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Tom Harris12/01/2011Glasgow SouthLabourProposed
Chris Evans12/01/2011IslwynLabourSeconded
Susan Elan Jones12/01/2011Clwyd SouthLabourSeconded
Mike Gapes12/01/2011Ilford SouthLabourSeconded
Sheila Gilmore12/01/2011Edinburgh EastLabourSeconded
Peter Soulsby12/01/2011Leicester SouthLabourSeconded
Nigel Dodds12/01/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Paul Flynn12/01/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
John Thurso12/01/2011Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy12/01/2011GlenrothesLabourSigned
Grahame Morris12/01/2011EasingtonLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/01/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz12/01/2011Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman12/01/2011Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Eric Joyce12/01/2011FalkirkLabourSigned
George Howarth12/01/2011KnowsleyLabourSigned
David Simpson12/01/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
Frank Roy12/01/2011Motherwell and WishawLabourSigned
John Robertson12/01/2011Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram13/01/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley13/01/2011Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock13/01/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner13/01/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
David Mowat17/01/2011Warrington SouthConservativeSigned
Mark Williams17/01/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark17/01/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Alan Meale17/01/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
William McCrea17/01/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
David Morris18/01/2011Morecambe and LunesdaleConservativeSigned
John Hemming18/01/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan18/01/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton18/01/2011GowerLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/01/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Naomi Long19/01/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/01/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin19/01/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop19/01/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Mary Glindon20/01/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper20/01/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell20/01/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie20/01/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Tony Lloyd21/01/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Graham Stringer24/01/2011Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Albert Owen25/01/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff25/01/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Linda Riordan26/01/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
Lady Hermon31/01/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Michael Connarty01/02/2011Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Ian Swales09/02/2011RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby10/02/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Kevin Barron08/06/2011Rother ValleyLabourSigned

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