HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c414W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 14 January 1999,Official Report, column 286, relating to VAT receipts, if he will indicate the amount of the £1.1 billion revenue relating to civil engineering projects. [67972]

Dawn Primarolo

It is not possible to distinguish between VAT revenue relating to buildings and that relating to civil engineering works.

Ms Lawrence

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will announce the outcome of HM Customs' review of the VAT exemption for charity welfare to include home help services; and if he will make a statement. [69047]

Dawn Primarolo

I am pleased to be able to announce today the conclusion of the consultation. Routine domestic tasks provided by charities on a not for profit basis are VAT exempt welfare services when an assessment has been carried out which shows that there is a risk to recipients' physical or mental health or welfare because they are unable to carry out the tasks safely or adequately, or without significant pain or discomfort. Customs will be publicising the details.

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