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VAT ON WOMEN'S SANITARY PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 866: tabled on 12 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 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.

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.

Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Rother Valley
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
York Central
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2015
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Sheffield Central
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2015
Altrincham and Sale West
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Glasgow South West
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Sefton Central
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2015
Cardiff North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Glasgow South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Vauxhall
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Cambridge
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2015
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 March 2015
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Slough
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2015
St Albans
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Leeds North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 March 2015
South Down
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2015
Colchester
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Eastleigh
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Walsall South
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Bradford East
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2015
Hove
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2015
Angus
White, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2015
Warwick and Leamington
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2015
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.