Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 25th March 2015.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 3:15 pm, 25th March 2015

I would be delighted to do so. I campaigned against Sir Oswald Mosley in Kensington North—admittedly, I was only 11 years old, but I did a fairly good job. He did not win.

I put it to the Minister that, in 1959, the Conservative party was very different—it was a much more consensual, nay Butskellite, Conservative party. One thing the Conservatives stood on was house building. They had a proud record. Does the Minister believe that the Bill will help house building in this country?