§ Mr. Williams
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how long after the answer on 16 January, Official Report, column 13, the Customs and Excise issued a press release explaining the problem of moneys wrongly collected under regulations 58 and 59 of the Valued Added Tax (General) Regulations and offering traders refunds; how much money was wrongly raised; how many traders were entitled to claim a refund; and if all refunds have been completed.
§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what would be the estimated value added tax yield to the Exchequer if the existing value added tax zero-rating relief for building alteration work was abolished and replaced by tax at the standard rate;
(2) what recent representations he has received concerning the scope and continuation of the existing value added tax zero-rating relief for building alterations.