Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:45 pm on 25th March 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Minister (Treasury) 3:45 pm, 25th March 2015

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. That is the only conclusion we can draw from what the Minister and the Prime Minister have been saying today. If the Minister really wanted to back up the Prime Minister’s claims, and to give us a hint that he might be believed, he should have just accepted our new clause. It is straightforward, and adding it to the Bill would shine some light on the impact of VAT. We are very clear that we will not raise VAT. It may be that the Government do not want the facts out in the public domain because they plan to do so.