New Clause 1 — VAT treatment of the Scottish Police Authority and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Finance Bill (Ways and Means) (Payment of Corporation Tax) – in the House of Commons at 9:13 pm on 26th October 2015.

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(1) The Treasury shall, within six months of the passing of this Act, publish and lay before the House of Commons a report on the VAT treatment of the Scottish Police Authority and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

(2) The report must include (but need not be limited to) an analysis of the impact on the financial position of Police Scotland and by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service arising from their VAT treatment and an estimate of the change to their financial position were they eligible for a refund of VAT under section 33 of the VAT Act 1994.—(Roger Mullin.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 277, Noes 317.

Division number 91

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.