asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to relieve voluntary charitable disablement organisations of the financial burdens they face by (a) removing their value added tax liabilities and (b) granting tax relief for single donations.
No. We have carefully considered both these possible forms of tax relief in the past, but have felt compelled to reject them. As regards VAT, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. McQuarrie) on 29 October—[Vol. 10, c. 404].