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Tax Refund For The Erection And Maintenance Of Memorials

EDM number 925 in 2015-16, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 07/01/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Burial and cremation and Taxation.

That this House notes with concern that value added tax is applicable to the erection and maintenance of memorials to the deceased; considers this to be an unnecessary and insensitive tax on the bereaved and those who wish to honour the memory of loved ones; observes that a tax refund for charities and faith groups for the erection of memorials has been in place for some years now in the form of the Memorial Grant Scheme; calls on the Government to extend the scheme to all memorials; and urges the Government to raise at European level the possibility of abolishing such taxes altogether.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Caroline Lucas07/01/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Lady Hermon07/01/2016North DownIndependentSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins07/01/2016Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson07/01/2016Lagan ValleyDUPSeconded
Mark Durkan07/01/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Martyn Day11/01/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Liz Saville Roberts11/01/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Gavin Robinson11/01/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie11/01/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McNally12/01/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff12/01/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Neil Gray12/01/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows12/01/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale12/01/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
David Simpson12/01/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Monaghan12/01/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens13/01/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz13/01/2016Leicester EastLabourSigned
Lisa Cameron13/01/2016East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson14/01/2016StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss14/01/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson18/01/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley18/01/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi21/01/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Deidre Brock27/01/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh01/02/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil03/02/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Sammy Wilson04/02/2016East AntrimDUPSigned

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