HC Deb 30 November 1988 vol 142 cc267-8W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received about the timetable for the imposition of value added tax on domestic construction; and what response he has made.

Mr. Lilley

The hon. Member no doubt intended to refer to non-domestic construction.

There have been a large number of written responses to the consultation paper issued on 21 June a number of which commented on the timetable. The majority of those wanted the implementation date implied by my statement on 21 June (1 April 1989) to be deferred to 1 August 1989. All responses to the consultation paper are being considered carefully. Draft legislation is being prepared for exposure in the new year.