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April 2012

Hull MPs launch 'Stop the Caravan Tax' petition

Apr 27, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson will be launching a cross-party Commons petition against the Coalition's Caravan Tax.

The proposal to levy 20% VAT on static caravans was in the Coalition's recent Budget and would cost thousands of jobs in East Yorkshire's caravan industry, their suppliers and from the wider UK holiday industry.

The Hull North MP is due to be joined on Saturday (28 April) from 2pm in Hull's Queen Victoria Square by former Deputy Prime Minister and Hull East MP Lord John Prescott, Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson and Hull East MP Karl Turner.

Lib Dems vote through the Caravan Tax that will cost Hull jobs

Apr 19, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today accused Lib Dem MPs of being instrumental in pushing VAT on static caravans through the Commons last night.

While 17 Conservative MPs rebelled against their own Government, 36 Lib Dems MPs - the majority of their 57 MPs - voted to back the Caravan Tax. Only one Lib Dem MP voted against it.

The measure went through with a Government majority of only 25.