VAT on Fuel

Part of Petitions – in the House of Commons at 9:37 pm on 21st November 1994.

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Photo of Mrs Anne Campbell Mrs Anne Campbell , Cambridge 9:37 pm, 21st November 1994

I wish to present a petition from my constituents in Cambridge who are equally outraged about the decision of British Gas to raise the salaries of their own officers to the quite outrageous levels that we have seen over the past couple of days. The petition reads as follows: To the House of CommonsThe Petition of the Constituency of CambridgeDeclares that the decision to increase VAT on domestic fuel and power from 8 per cent. to 17.5 per cent. in April 1995 breaks election promises and is unfair, hitting those who can least afford it.The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons pass legislation to stop the increase in VAT on domestic fuel and power going ahead.And the Petitioners remain, etc.Rosie Turner, 27 Leys Road, Cambridge. It is also signed by 500 other of my constituents.

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