New Clause 1 — Value Added Tax: limitation on new orders
Diabetes Prevention (Soft Drinks)
David Gauke (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
I cannot, because I have only about two minutes left, but my hon. Friend has expressed his views to me very strongly.
We have heard a number of forceful and impassioned arguments this evening. The Government think it right to address anomalies in the tax system, but some of the arguments that we have heard outside the House and some of the media commentaries have not been terribly well informed, and we want a proper, informed debate and consultation. I have heard the arguments in favour of extending the consultation period and I think that that is reasonable in the circumstances, so rather than closing the period on
it is right for us to address the anomalies. For example, those with static caravans and those who run park homes or caravan sites are registered for VAT, but can recover—