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What happened to the LVT Bill

“My Bill wasn’t discussed on Friday 26th April as it wasn’t a sitting day in the end. It was down on the Parliamentary papers for that date as a way of keeping the Bill ‘live’ for as long as possible. However, I knew that it wouldn’t have any chance of actually being debated. The Bill has now fallen as the Parliamentary Session has formally ended.

“It is confusing and this place does work in a ridiculous way! I have been trying to make the best use that I can of the limited mechanisms available to backbench MPs to help get the debate on LVT going and I think we’ve had some success in that. I’ll keep taking up the opportunities that come up to press the Treasury on this – they really shouldn’t be ignoring this issue or the likes of the IFS Mirrlees Review and the OECD.”