THE Prime Minister has congratulated Town fans who cycled 260 miles for charity.
David Cameron yesterday praised the 170 riders who raised £200,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Huddersfield Town organised last week’s four-day journey from the Galpharm to Brighton.
Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney was one of the people who took part in the charity ride.
He mentioned the event during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday afternoon.
Mr McCartney said: “Last week I joined 170 Huddersfield Town fans in cycling from Huddersfield to Brighton to raise £200,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
“Will the Prime Minister join me in praising Huddersfield Town for raising that money and will he look at why the air ambulance has to pay VAT on its fuel while the RNLI does not?”
Mr Cameron replied: “I would like to congratulate my Honourable Friend and all those from Huddersfield Town on their cycling feat.
“The European Union VAT directive makes an exemption for lifeboats but there’s no equivalent exemption for other charities.”
But the Prime Minister added: “We did more for charities in the Budget”.