Museums and Galleries: VAT Refund Scheme

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2001.

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Photo of Lord Freyberg Lord Freyberg Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much revenue would be foregone by the Treasury, in relation to the scheme announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Budget to enable national museums to reclaim VAT, if non-charging university museums with designated collections were to be included as an additional sector to the scheme, including a breakdown of the relevant figures.

Photo of Lord McIntosh of Haringey Lord McIntosh of Haringey Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

No such estimates have been made.

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