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Food (Vat)

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which food products are currently subject to the standard rate of value added tax.

Food products which are currently subject to the standard rate of VAT are specified in group 1 of schedule 5 to the VAT Act 1983.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his policy towards value added tax on foodstuffs.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. Redmond) on 7 July 1987 at column 192.