HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc354-5W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what study his Department has made of "A Tax on Disability" published by the Disablement Income Group, a copy of which has been sent to him; what action he is taking; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heatcoat-Amory

[holding answer 22 November 1994]: The report has been read by Treasury Ministers and officials and its recommendations have been noted. The Government have put in place a substantial package of assistance to help meet the cost of VAT on fuel and power. It will help over 15 million people including the overwhelming majority of disabled people. The value of the package builds to £.1.3 billion a year.