Early day motion 31

VAT ON STATIC HOLIDAY CARAVANS

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Total number of signatures: 85

Aldous, Peter Anderson, David Betts, Clive Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Bottomley, Peter Brooke, Annette Campbell, Gregory Campbell, Menzies
Carswell, Douglas Caton, Martin Clark, Katy Clarke, Tom
Cooper, Rosie Crausby, David Cryer, John Cunningham, Alex
Cunningham, Jim Cunningham, Tony Davis, David Dobbin, Jim
Dodds, Nigel Donaldson, Jeffrey Doran, Frank Durkan, Mark
Edwards, Jonathan Engel, Natascha Esterson, Bill Flynn, Paul
Gapes, Mike George, Andrew Glass, Pat Glindon, Mary
Godsiff, Roger Gray, James Griffith, Nia Hanson, David
Hemming, John Henderson, Gordon Hermon, Lady Hopkins, Kelvin
Johnson, Alan Johnson, Diana R Jones, Marcus Lavery, Ian
Llwyd, Elfyn Long, Naomi Lucas, Caroline Main, Anne
Marsden, Gordon McCrea, Dr William McDonnell, John McKenzie, Iain
Meale, Alan Mitchell, Austin Morrice, Graeme Morris, David
Morris, Grahame M Nandy, Lisa Osborne, Sandra Owen, Albert
Paisley, Ian Jnr Parish, Neil Percy, Andrew Reevell, Simon
Reid, Alan Ritchie, Margaret Rogerson, Dan Rotheram, Steve
Roy, Lindsay Sanders, Adrian Shannon, Jim Simpson, David
Skinner, Dennis Stuart, Graham Sturdy, Julian Tami, Mark
Tredinnick, David Turner, Karl Vickers, Martin Weir, Mike
Whittaker, Craig Whittingdale, John Williams, Mark Wilson, Sammy
Wishart, Pete

That this House recognises that static caravans and their associated industries make a significant contribution to the UK economy; notes that more than three million trips were made in owned caravans in 2010, contributing 334 million to UK tourism particularly in rural and coastal areas; further notes that UK static caravan manufacturers make more than 95 per cent of those sold in the UK and that more than 7,000 people work directly for manufacturers and suppliers in addition to 26,500 employed directly by holiday parks; believes that the sale of static caravans is an important element in the survival of holiday parks; further notes with concern that the Government estimates the imposition of VAT on static holiday caravans will reduce demand by 30 per cent; is concerned that such a tax would have a devastating effect on jobs, UK tourism, investment and growth; and therefore calls on the Government to reject plans for a static holiday caravan VAT change.