Early day motion 2809

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VAT ON FOOD FOR ASSISTANCE DOGS

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 01.03.2012
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 06.03.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 06.03.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 13.03.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 06.03.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 06.03.2012
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 07.03.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 05.03.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.03.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 07.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 05.03.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 20.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 05.03.2012
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 08.03.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 07.03.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 06.03.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 05.03.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 07.03.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 12.03.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 06.03.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.03.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 06.03.2012
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 01.03.2012