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Houses of Parliament: VAT

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the retail ticket prices for the summer opening tours of Parliament will be reduced in line with the reduction in valued added tax. (258380)

Yes. The summer opening programme has to break even over a three-year period, during which time prices are held; the current period is 2007-09. Full price adult tickets sold for the 2008 summer opening cost £12. With the reduction in VAT rate, in 2009 these will cost £11.70. Other ticket types will be similarly reduced.