§ 20. Mr. McFall
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of charities and voluntary bodies on the possible imposition of VAT on their activities.
§ 24. Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received concerning rates of VAT.
§ Mr. Nelson
Many representations have been received and these will be considered in the run-up to the Budget.
§ Sir John Cope
[holding answer 2 March 1993]: My right hon. Friend is fully aware of the differing costs arid VAT rates in member states on publications sent by post. It would be inappropriate for me to comment further in the period leading up to the Budget.