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Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Treasury would be of reducing the rate of VAT to (a) 5 per cent. and (b) 0 per cent. on (i) children’s sunglasses and (ii) all sunglasses. (85969)

HM Revenue and Customs does not have sufficient data to estimate the cost of a reduced or zero rate of VAT for these products.