HC Deb 04 February 1998 vol 305 c711W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on a zero rate of VAT for energy saving materials. [26986]

Dawn Primarolo

None. We have advised the Commission that we intend to introduce a reduced rate of VAT for energy saving measures carried out under certain Government-funded schemes and to explore the possibility of a reduced rate with wider application than European law presently allows.

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