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VAT on reusable period pants

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1337: tabled on 11 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the zero VAT rating of women’s menstrual products, applied from January 2021; commends the recognition that sanitary products are an essential item; regrets that one in 10 girls in the United Kingdom are unable to afford sanitary wear, resulting in detriment to their self-esteem, education and overall quality of life; recognises the sustainability and environmental benefits of reusable menstrual products such as period pants; regrets that such products will continue to attract VAT at the higher rate of 20% and will therefore remain unaffordable for many; calls for a level playing field for reusable menstrual period pants; calls for the Government to improve access to ecological and economical period pants; and urges the Government to update the provisions of HMRC Guidance VAT Notice 701/18 to allow period pants to 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.

McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2021
Hemel Hempstead
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2021
Glasgow Central
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
South Antrim
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2021
Salford and Eccles
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 January 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 January 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 January 2021
Ceredigion
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Dulwich and West Norwood
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2021
Easington
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2021
Stirling
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2021
Luton South
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Ealing Central and Acton
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2021
Streatham
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2021
Preston
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2021
Glasgow South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.