HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc105-6W
Dr. Kumar

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the reduction in the total annual amount of VAT on fuel paid by pensioners in the constituency of Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland as a result of the proposed reduction in the rate of VAT to 5 per cent. [5563]

Dawn Primarolo

Information on household consumption of fuel and power is not available at constituency level. The average household would save £18 per year from a reduction in VAT on domestic fuel and power from 8 per cent. to 5 per cent., pensioners will benefit most in proportion to income.

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