Early day motion 2979

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VAT ON ALTERATIONS TO CHURCHES

That this House notes the announcement in the Budget that alterations to listed properties will be subject to the standard rate of VAT; is concerned that 45 per cent of the GradeIlisted buildings in this country are Church of England churches; further notes that out of 16,000 Church of England churches 12,500 are listed and will be subject to this VAT; further notes that the budget to cover the repair of churches for the scheme has this year been cut from 23 million to 7 million; acknowledges that many of these buildings are maintained by volunteers; further notes that many of the alterations in question will make such buildings more viable for use by the wider community; and calls on the Government to exclude listed places of worship from the standard rate of VAT.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 18.04.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.04.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 19.04.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 30.04.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 23.04.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.04.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 18.04.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 24.04.2012
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 19.04.2012
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 25.04.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.04.2012
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 25.04.2012
Hunt, Tristram Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent Central 24.04.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 25.04.2012
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 24.04.2012
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 23.04.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 24.04.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 18.04.2012
McKenzie, Iain Labour Party Inverclyde 19.04.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 19.04.2012
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 19.04.2012
Paisley, Ian Jnr Democratic Unionist Party North Antrim 23.04.2012
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 25.04.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 24.04.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 26.04.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 24.04.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 19.04.2012
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 30.04.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 24.04.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 23.04.2012
Soames, Nicholas Conservative Party Mid Sussex 23.04.2012
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 18.04.2012