HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1104W
Annabelle Ewing

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to exempt deaf employees from paying tax on their hearing aids; and if he will make a statement. [68847]

Ruth Kelly

The Government are continuing to remove barriers to work and ensure that disabled people do not face discrimination in the work place. Regulations came into force on 9 July 2002, to ensure that benefits for disabled employees which may be used both in and out of the work place. such as a hearing aid, will not be liable to a tax charge.