New Clause 7 — VAT on sanitary protection products (No. 2)

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) Within three months of the passing of this Act, the Chancellor of the Exchequer shall lay before both Houses of Parliament a statement on his strategy to negotiate with the European Union institutions an exemption from value added tax for women’s sanitary protection products.

(2) A Minister of the Crown must lay before Parliament a report on progress at achieving an exemption from value added tax for women’s sanitary protection products within European Union law by 1 April 2016.”—(Paula Sherriff.)

Brought up.

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

The House divided:

Ayes 287, Noes 305.

Division number 92

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.