Saturday, 23 June 2012

Air Ambulance debate - July 5th in House of Commons

The Backbench Business committee of the House of Commons have awarded me a debate on the Air Ambulance campaign to recover the VAT that this special charity, which is not funded by government, incurs when it buys fuel. The debate is on the 5th July and will be the first step in a change that many have long sought for this organisation that saves so many lives.
Our hope is to have a cross party debate and seek grants similar to the lifeboat service, which is exempt from the EU Vat rules that affect the Great North Air Ambulance.
For my part I look forward to seeing the team from the Great North Air Ambulance at the Otterburn Show on Saturday July 14th - I will be at the show in Northumberland pretty much all day from 10 am onwards and hope to see many there.