HC Deb 27 April 1999 vol 330 c122W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on ending VAT on the Bleep Alarm Service; and if he will make a statement. [81368]

Dawn Primarolo

One representation has been received recently about VAT on a personal alarm. Personal and other bleep alarms which enable people with disabilities to alert specified people or control centres that they are in distress are already fully relieved from VAT when bought by disabled people and charities which serve their needs.