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VAT On Food For Assistance Dogs

EDM number 2809 in 2010-12, proposed by Mike Weir on 01/03/2012.

That this House notes that, under current VAT legislation, food for assistance dogs is not VAT-exempt but that food for other working dogs, such as sheepdogs and greyhounds, is; further notes that working dogs' food is exempt as they require a high-protein diet but that such a diet is not appropriate for assistance dogs as they work in a different manner; considers that, where a charitable organisation was to supply food for assistance dogs from donations, an exemption from VAT would result in significant savings, which could be used to assist their client group; believes that this issue could be easily resolved to the benefit of relevant charitable organisations and individual owners who feed their own assistance dogs; and calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to consider this matter with a view to bringing forward such an exemption.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Michael Weir01/03/2012AngusScottish National PartyProposed
Peter Bottomley01/03/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale05/03/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan05/03/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Mike Hancock05/03/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech05/03/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martin Caton06/03/2012GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/03/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin06/03/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/03/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell06/03/2012East LondonderryDUPSigned
John McDonnell06/03/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Simpson06/03/2012Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Shannon06/03/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Bob Russell06/03/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Margaret Ritchie07/03/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
William McCrea07/03/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds07/03/2012Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Andrew George07/03/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden08/03/2012Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson12/03/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark13/03/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Lady Hermon20/03/2012North DownIndependentSigned

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