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Parliament Buildings (Vat)

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much VAT the Treasury has received from the construction of the Scottish Parliament; and how much VAT the Treasury is expected to receive in total based on the latest estimates for the Scottish Parliament building; [119889](2) how much VAT the Treasury received from the construction of Portcullis House. [119891]

HM Customs and Excise is debarred by statute from disclosing information about the tax affairs of individual taxpayers, including public and private sector bodies. Exemption 15 (Statutory and other restrictions) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information applies. It is for bodies concerned to publish any such information as appropriate to their reporting obligations. However, all construction projects undertaken in the UK are subject to the same set of VAT rules laid out in the VAT Act 1994.