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Listed Places Of Worship Grant Scheme

EDM number 391 in 2010-12, proposed by Alan Meale on 01/07/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Religion and faith communities.

That this House notes the contribution to UK society of religious organisations whose followers every year undertake millions of hours of unpaid work within communities and generally contribute tens of millions of pounds to other charities in addition to the large sums raised for local church work; further notes that the Listed Places of Worship Grant, the scheme which enables all listed places of worship in the UK to reclaim 100 per cent. of value added tax on repairs and maintenance, is scheduled to end in March 2011; wonders whether HM Treasury realises that approximately £110 million per year is spent on the upkeep of such buildings, with 66 per cent. of this sum being contributed by local congregations so that future generations may enjoy their use in the heart of their local communities; and calls on the Government to re-examine its approach not only to this scheme but also to the continuation beyond 2011 of the transitional Grant Aid rate relief mechanism, without the help of which many fine, historic, worthwhile and useful community properties would have been lost or today be found to be beyond repair.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alan Meale01/07/2010MansfieldLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley05/07/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Tony Cunningham05/07/2010WorkingtonLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin05/07/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Ian Paisley Jnr05/07/2010North AntrimDUPSeconded
Mark Durkan06/07/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
William McCrea06/07/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Martin Caton06/07/2010GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/07/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/07/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Blenkinsop06/07/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden07/07/2010Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris07/07/2010EasingtonLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy07/07/2010GlenrothesLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/07/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon07/07/2010StrangfordDUPSigned
Eric Illsley08/07/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Nicholas Soames08/07/2010Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Annette Brooke08/07/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby08/07/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Luciana Berger08/07/2010Liverpool, WavertreeLabourSigned
John Pugh12/07/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech13/07/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams13/07/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Cairns13/07/2010InverclydeLabourSigned
Tom Greatrex14/07/2010Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner19/07/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Frank Field20/07/2010BirkenheadLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper20/07/2010West LancashireLabourSigned
Linda Riordan27/07/2010HalifaxLabourSigned
Peter Soulsby06/09/2010Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley06/09/2010York CentralLabourSigned
Jim Dowd06/09/2010Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Heidi Alexander07/09/2010Lewisham EastLabourSigned
Chris Evans09/09/2010IslwynLabourSigned
Fiona Bruce16/09/2010CongletonConservativeSigned
Caroline Lucas11/10/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Andrew George11/10/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson11/10/2010North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon18/10/2010North TynesideLabourSigned
Angus Robertson20/01/2011MorayScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Hepburn02/02/2011JarrowLabourSigned

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