§ 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. 
§ 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.