§ 22. Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to raise the VAT threshold for businesses in the service sector. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
No. A differential threshold for service traders would further complicate the VAT system and create uncertainty, thereby increasing compliance costs for business and administrative costs for Government. Recent consultation on the effect and level of the threshold revealed only minimal support for such a change.