HC Deb 25 October 1990 vol 178 c299W
56. Mr. Sumberg

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the implications of the imposition of value added tax on the purchase of new buildings used for charitable purposes.

Mr. Ryder

There have been very few representations following the Government's decision last year to shield charities from the full force of the 1988 European Court judgement on the United Kingdom's zero rates and to allow continued VAT relief for new self-contained buildings used for charitable non-business activities.

70. Mr. Cyril D. Townsend

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much value added tax was paid by charities in each of the last three financial years.

Mr. Ryder

I have no more up-to-date information than that which I gave to my hon. Friend on 15 February at col.338.

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