- Mark Corley
NEWSFLASH: MPs to debate Stamp Duty extension
It has been announced today that MPs will debate an extension to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) exception that is due to end on 31 March 2021
A hugely popular online petition has tried to focus the attention of Parliament and there will now be a 90 minute debate at 4:30pm on 1 February 2021, to be led by Elliot Colburn MP.
Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, will respond for the government.
The petition calls for a 6-month extension to the exception and had received 126,000 signatures.
Catherine McKinnell MP, Chair of the Commons Petitions Committee, said: “I’m delighted we have been able to schedule two e-petition sessions where Members from across the House, including those self-isolating and shielding, will be able to scrutinise the Government directly on issues raised by petitioners.
“As was the case when Westminster Hall was closed due to Covid-19 last year, we have had to innovate to find ways to hold the Government to account, and crucially to voice the concerns of petitioners in the House of Commons, while our usual debates cannot be held.
“As these petitions demonstrate, there are important issues affecting hundreds of thousands of people that are being missed. Their calls for help and support must be heard.”