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Church Repairs (VAT)

Church Commissioners written question – answered on 10th November 2003.

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what recent representations the Church Commissioners have made on the reduction of VAT on church repairs.

Photo of Stuart Bell Stuart Bell Second Church Estates Commissioner

The hon. Lady will be interested to hear that I am going to Brussels tomorrow with members of the Church of England VAT Group for meetings with UK representative officials and with Commissioner Frits Bolkestein.

I have also had a meeting with the Economic Secretary, who has been most helpful and supportive.

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