§ 18. Mr. Ashley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the value added tax burden faced by charities; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Brooke
Since April of last year my colleagues and I have received some 300 representations about the538W value added tax burden on charities. These have been carefully considered, but I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget statement.