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VAT on fuel petition is now eligible for debate in Parliament

The question of whether to exempt the Air Ambulance Service from VAT on fuel is now eligible for debate in Parliament – after an e-petition on the Downing Street website attracted well over the requisite 100,000 signatures.

As H&H went to press, more than 140,000 people had added their names.

Riders have been encouraged to lend their support, after H&H revealed the extent to which they rely on air ambulances.

The Backbench Business Committee will now decide whether to schedule a debate.
A spokesman for the Air Ambulance Association (AAA)said: “We’re delighted.”

To sign, go to: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (19 April 2012)

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