Finance Bill — New Clause 7 — VAT on Sanitary Protection Products — 26 Oct 2015 at 21:13
John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring a statement, and report, on the Chancellor's strategy to negotiate with the EU to exempt sanitary protection products from VAT.
MPs were considering the Finance Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled .
- (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.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance Bill
-  Page of amendment paper containing rejected amendment (NC7)
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||303 (+2 tell)||3||0||93.3%|
|Lab||0||213 (+2 tell)||0||93.1%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||aye|