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VAT ON SANITARY PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 683: tabled on 22 January 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 176 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House believes that sanitary products should be classed in the category of 'essential to the family budget', just as food, children's clothing and books already are, and that, like such products, they should be classed as VAT-free under the EC Sixth Directive; notes that Britain currently has one of Europe's highest rates of VAT on sanitary products and that 15 million British women spend in excess of ú300 million a year on products that are necessary to personal hygiene; further notes that removing VAT from sanitary products would only cost the Treasury 1p a year for every woman in the country using them; calls on the Government to reduce the VAT on sanitary products to the EU minimum of five per cent; and ask the Government to support a change in the European law so that such products can be zero-rated.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 1998
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1998
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1998
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1998
Buckingham
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Erewash
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Waveney
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1998
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 1998
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Peterborough
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1998
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1998
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1998
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1998
Eastleigh
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 1998
Perth
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Sunderland North
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1998
Don Valley
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1998
Bath
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 1998
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 1998
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Reading East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1998
North Devon
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1998
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
Luton North
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Stretford and Urmston
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
Cheltenham
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Houghton and Washington East
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Gloucester
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1998
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Brent East
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Edmonton
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Halifax
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Glasgow, Cathcart
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 1998
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 April 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1998
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 1998
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 1998
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Ayr
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1998
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Gravesham
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1998
Pendle
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Harlow
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1998
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Portsmouth North
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1998
Rhondda
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
City of Chester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 1998
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Stourbridge
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Bradford West
Angela Smith,
Signed on 25 February 1998
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Warrington South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1998
Meriden
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1998
Dartford
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Wigan
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 1998
North Tayside
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1998
Truro and St Austell
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1998
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Preston

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

VAT ON SANITARY PRODUCTS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `to' to end and add `re-assert economic self-government for the United Kingdom and to do so in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's next Budget.'.
Conservative, Ruislip - Northwood
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signature
EDM 683A1: tabled on 27 January 1998