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New Clause 9 — Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011

Bail (Amendment) – in the House of Commons at 1:15 am on 28th June 2011.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 308
    A majority of MPs voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011.

‘(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall make an order under the powers conferred by sections 2(2) and 21(7) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 that in section 2(1) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (rate of VAT), the rate of tax charged by virtue of that section shall be decreased by 12.5 per cent.

(2) In section 21(4) (value of imported goods) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 for “25” substitute “28.58”.

(3) This Order shall be known as The Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 and shall come into force on 30 August 2011.’.—(Jonathan Edwards.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 10, Noes 293.

Division number 308 Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011

A majority of MPs voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011.

Aye: 10 MPs

No: 293 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 342 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.