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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