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VAT: Memorials

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the amount of value added tax on memorials to children (a) levied in each of the last five financial years and (b) expected to be levied in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11; (314702)

(2) if he will make it his policy not to levy value added tax on the purchase and erection of memorials for children; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested is not available, as HM Revenue and Customs does not collect data on VAT collected from individual categories of goods and services.

Under our agreements with our European partners, we are not able to extend our existing zero rates or introduce new exemptions from VAT.