Early day motion 224

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VAT REFUNDS FOR MUSEUMS

That this House notes that the draft Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order 2017 has not yet been laid before the House; understands that the draft Order was announced in the Budget on 16 March 2016, the consultation closed on 21 April 2017 and that the Order was due to come into force under the negative resolution procedure on 1 June 2017; believes that the Order will provide revenue that is vitally important to many museums, including the Athelstan Museum, Burns House Museum, Callendar House, Cumbernauld Museum, Dean Castle, Dick Institute, Elgin Museum, Glasgow Women's Library, Kilsyth Heritage, King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, the Pier Arts Centre, Pittencrieff House Museum, the Regimental Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, Shotts Heritage Centre, Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stockwood Discovery Centre, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, the Fergusson Gallery, Wardown Park Museum, the West Highland Museum, the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, the Royal Academy of the Arts, the Royal College of Music, the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, the University of Nottingham and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park; and calls on the Government to lay the Order for the approval of Parliament prior to the Summer recess.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 07.09.2017
Blackman, Kirsty Scottish National Party Aberdeen North 19.07.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 19.07.2017
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 19.07.2017
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 19.07.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 20.07.2017
Fellows, Marion Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw 19.07.2017
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 11.09.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 13.09.2017
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 19.07.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 09.10.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 12.09.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 05.09.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 20.07.2017
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 19.07.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 19.07.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 19.07.2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 05.09.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 20.07.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 20.07.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 19.07.2017
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 20.07.2017
Whitford, Philippa Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire 11.09.2017
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 19.07.2017