Signatories force Commons debate

PUBLISHED: 11:55 29 March 2012

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Cutting VAT for fuel used by air ambulances.

Since this paper published my call for people to sign the Government petition on cutting VAT for fuel used for air ambulances the number of signatories on the Downing Street petition has soared past the 100,000 mark, up to 130,000.

That was what was needed for a debate on the issue in the House of Commons.

Huw Bailey, who is the MP for York, has promised to take this matter forward, so we can expect something soon.

So well done to your readers for getting this important issue on the agenda.

The air ambulance is a vital part of our emergency services.

Last year alone they carried out over 19,000 missions throughout the UK. Your help will save more lives. Thank you.

Trevor Colman

UKIP MEP South West

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