Backbench Business

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:17 pm on 15 June 2023.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead 3:17, 15 June 2023

The hon. Lady is making a very important point that I probably did not express very well in my speech. Asking people to prove their disability may exclude a whole tranche of people. That sort of vetting would be so negative for so many people that they just would not do it. I agree completely that a general relaxation of VAT is the only way forward.