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VAT ON SANITARY PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 380: tabled on 02 March 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 190 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

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 one penny a year for every women 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 asks 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.

Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 1999
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1999
Buckingham
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Erewash
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1999
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Peterborough
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Eastleigh
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 1999
Perth
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1999
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1999
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Birkenhead
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Rochdale
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Don Valley
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1999
Hastings and Rye
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Reading East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
North Devon
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Cheltenham
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Houghton and Washington East
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Gloucester
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Brent East
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Edmonton
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Halifax
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Glasgow, Cathcart
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Ayr
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Gravesham
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Pendle
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Harlow
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1999
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Portsmouth North
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Rhondda
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
City of Chester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 2 March 1999
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 1999
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Warrington South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Dartford
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 1999
North Tayside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Truro and St Austell
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1999
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
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.