§ 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. 115W
§ 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.