HL Deb 24 February 1998 vol 586 c92WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Following the meeting at the end of January between HM Customs and Excise and charities representing blind people, whether they will now publish the terms of the agreement under which blind people will not be charged VAT on white canes and other such aids. [HL565]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The meeting to which the noble Lord refers established the principles for the continuation of VAT relief on these aids. Subsequently these have been developed into terms of agreement which were sent to the charities involved on 17 February. They are currently the subject of an internal consultation by those charities.