HC Deb 17 February 1993 vol 219 c206W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has had from the Charities Tax Reform Group in regard to taxation on charities; what reply he is sending; what action he will be taking; and if he will make a statement.

Sir John Cope

The Charities' Tax Reform Group—CTRG—has suggested that charities could be compensated by grant in aid for their irrecoverable VAT on non-business expenditure incurred in carrying out their charitable objectives.

I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget speech. I have replied to the CTRG along those lines. However, I am also expecting to meet the group shortly to receive further representations.