HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c345W
Ms Mowlam

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what assessment he has made of the likely impact on national museums and galleries in the United Kingdom of the EU sixth directive relating to the VAT treatment of cultural services.

Mr. Sproat

Discussions are continuing between my officials and those of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise about the implications and scope of such an exemption. The views that my Department has received from the national museums and galleries have been taken into account during these discussions, and those organisations will be consulted on further developments.