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VAT On Women's Sanitary Products

EDM number 866 in 2014-15, proposed by Charlotte Leslie on 12/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Taxation and Waste management.

That this House is concerned about the level of Value Added Tax (VAT) levied on women's sanitary products, such as tampons and sanitary towels; notes that, whilst female sanitary products are subject to a five per cent rate of VAT, shaving razors are subject to a zero per cent rate, as are other essential items such as food and children's clothing; believes that sanitary products are also essential and should be subject to the zero per cent rate of VAT; further notes Treasury estimates that VAT on these products raises just £15 million in revenue per year; acknowledges that the setting of VAT rates is a matter for the EU; and calls on the Chancellor to urge the European Commission to bring forward a proposal to remove VAT from women's sanitary products as part of measures in the 2015 Budget.

This motion has been signed by a total of 70 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Charlotte Leslie12/03/2015Bristol North WestConservativeProposed
John McDonnell12/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley12/03/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins16/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Zac Goldsmith17/03/2015Richmond ParkConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon17/03/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Roger Williams17/03/2015Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen17/03/2015Ynys MLabourSigned
Paul Flynn17/03/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly17/03/2015Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Michael Weir17/03/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham17/03/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/03/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Bayley17/03/2015York CentralLabourSigned
Andrew George18/03/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott18/03/2015Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Barry Sheerman18/03/2015HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Jonathan Evans18/03/2015Cardiff NorthConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/03/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
David Ward18/03/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock18/03/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Alan Meale18/03/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie18/03/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton18/03/2015GowerLabourSigned
Mike Gapes19/03/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas19/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Graeme Morrice19/03/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
Kevin Barron19/03/2015Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Graham Brady19/03/2015Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Liz McInnes19/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/03/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz20/03/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Dai Havard20/03/2015Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
John Leech20/03/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Hoey20/03/2015VauxhallLabourSigned
Anne Main20/03/2015St AlbansConservativeSigned
Mark Williams20/03/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff23/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Fiona Mactaggart23/03/2015SloughLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield23/03/2015Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz23/03/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Alan Beith23/03/2015Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell23/03/2015ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark23/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Ian Davidson23/03/2015Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris23/03/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Alan Reid24/03/2015Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus MacNeil24/03/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby24/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mike Weatherley24/03/2015HoveConservativeSigned
George Galloway24/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
Tom Harris24/03/2015Glasgow SouthLabourSigned
Tim Farron24/03/2015Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Julian Huppert24/03/2015CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Yasmin Qureshi24/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Bill Esterson24/03/2015Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper24/03/2015West LancashireLabourSigned
Clive Betts24/03/2015Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton24/03/2015Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Naomi Long24/03/2015Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Jim Sheridan24/03/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce25/03/2015GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerald Kaufman25/03/2015Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Julian Lewis25/03/2015New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Sheila Gilmore25/03/2015Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Chris White25/03/2015Warwick and LeamingtonConservativeSigned
Mike Thornton25/03/2015EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland25/03/2015Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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