§ 27. Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York)
What recent discussions the Commissioners have had with the Government on revision of the sixth VAT directive. 
§ Second Church Estates Commissioner (Mr. Stuart Bell)
As the hon. Lady knows, we have made a detailed 686 submission via the Churches Main Committee to the European Commission and we have had briefings with interested MPs, MEPs and EU officials.
§ Miss McIntosh
Could the hon. Gentleman possibly move things along a little further, because, as yet, we have had no decision? As he has explained, the churches are being put off by the mountain of bureaucratic paperwork involved in applying for the grants relating to this measure. Will he please press the Chancellor to act quickly to reduce VAT on church repairs?