Prohibition on collection of certain taxes or duties on behalf of territory without reciprocity

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 16th July 2018.

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‘(1) Subject to subsection (2), it shall be unlawful for HMRC to account for any duty of customs or VAT or excise duty collected by HMRC to the Government of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply if the Treasury declare by Order that arrangements have been entered into by Her Majesty’s Government and that government under which that government will account to HMRC for those duties and taxes collected in that country on a reciprocal basis.’—(Priti Patel.)

Brought up.

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

The House divided:

Ayes 305, Noes 302.

Division number 211

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Question accordingly agreed to.

New clause 32 added to the Bill.

New Clause 37