HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 cc114-5W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Commission's current proposals regarding the application of VAT on labour-intensive services. [92831]

Dawn Primarolo

The Commission's proposal, which provides for Member States to apply a reduced rate of VAT to certain local labour-intensive services on an experimental basis, is still under discussion in a Council working group. Member States have been asked to draw up a list of services which would be covered by the measure but no agreement has yet been reached.

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