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Value Added Tax

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received concerning VAT on house renovation work; and if he will reconsider his policy on charging VAT on these works.

I have received a number of representations from the construction industry and individual property owners; our obligations under the EC sixth VAT directive prevent us extending the scope of our current zero-rating.