Early day motion 156

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SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE VAT

That this House notes the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) continues to be liable for VAT, which means that it has 20 per cent greater running costs than equivalent services in England and Wales; further notes that this anomaly was apparent when the SFRS was formed; recognises that the effect of the anomaly is to reduce the quality of service to the Scottish public; and calls on the Government to allow the SFRS to reclaim its VAT.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 19.07.2017
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 13.07.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 20.07.2017
Killen, Gerard Labour Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West 13.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 20.07.2017
Murray, Ian Labour Party Edinburgh South 11.07.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.07.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 20.07.2017
Sobel, Alex Labour Party Leeds North West 13.07.2017
Sweeney, Paul Labour Party Glasgow North East 05.09.2017
Whitfield, Martin Labour Party East Lothian 11.07.2017