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Recreation Spaces: VAT

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a derogation from EU law to allow a reduction in value added tax on the hire of sports facilities; and if he will make a statement. (295364)

There have been no recent discussions at ministerial level. However, departmental officials have recently raised this issue with their counterparts in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, following representations from stakeholders.