HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 cc511-2W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the definition of employment for self-employed contractors contained in the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill; and on what basis he has calculated the effect of such changes to the status of employment. [97112]

basis, first aid or rescue charities or charities providing care to disabled people. This relief benefits public and charitable health care providers. There is no scope to extend VAT relief to medical equipment bought by patient participation groups for any other purpose.