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Corporation Tax And VAT Exemptions For Private NHS Providers

EDM number 917 in 2012-13, proposed by Ian Mearns on 15/01/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Taxation.

That this House is concerned by the proposals being considered by the Fair Playing Field consultation that private companies operating NHS services could soon be exempt from paying corporation tax and VAT on their profits; notes that these proposals highlight a worrying trend of increasing involvement from the private sector that fundamentally affects the ability of the NHS to operate in the public interest; further notes that it is already to the patient's detriment that profits are made through a taxpayer-funded NHS, but to absolve private firms from paying tax on their profits is a cause of even greater alarm; suggests that this proposal, if accepted, would threaten the fundamental public service ethos that the NHS was founded on, and would highlight the incompatibility between private profit and the NHS's duty as a public healthcare provider;further notesthat private companies providing a for-profit NHS service already benefit from generous taxpayer subsidies that they are spared, for example, the costs the NHS bears for training doctors and nurses; calls on the Government to introduce new regulations so that only companies fully compliant with UK tax laws can bid for NHS contracts and private health companies, who base themselves overseas for tax purposes, should be barred from bidding for NHS contracts; and asks that any profit private firms make from the NHS should be taxable in the United Kingdom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Ian Mearns15/01/2013GatesheadLabourProposed
John Cryer15/01/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSeconded
David Anderson15/01/2013BlaydonLabourSeconded
Pat Glass15/01/2013North West DurhamLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery15/01/2013WansbeckLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris15/01/2013EasingtonLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan15/01/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Steve Rotheram16/01/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards16/01/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Alex Cunningham16/01/2013Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield16/01/2013Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin16/01/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale16/01/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner16/01/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan16/01/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie16/01/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell16/01/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton17/01/2013GowerLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn21/01/2013JarrowLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy21/01/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Mary Glindon22/01/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Mike Gapes23/01/2013Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff23/01/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Ward24/01/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz28/01/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi29/01/2013Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Ian Davidson31/01/2013Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
David Crausby05/03/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Fiona O'Donnell11/03/2013East LothianLabourSigned

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