§ Mr. Barron
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received, and from whom, concerning the VAT status of recombinant factor 8 and plasma-derived factor 8. 
§ Mr. Horam
My Department has received six representations—principally—about the value added tax status of factor 8 since September 1995. Three were from hon. Members writing on behalf of constituents, one from the Haemophilia Society, one from a clinician and one from a member of the public. In addition, three396W parliamentary questions have been asked on the subject. VAT is a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.