Ken Clarke defends government U-turn on caravan and pasty tax

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke says that the decision to back out of new VAT rules on caravans was a result of the government listening to taxpayers.

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Justice Sec defends govt u-turns

The Justice Secretary has defended three major u-turns as ministers listening to taxpayers. Plans to hold inquests in secret have been scrapped, as have controversial plans to impose VAT on pasties. Tax on static caravans are to be reduced to 5%.