Tourism: VAT

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Executive and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of the level of VAT on the tourism and hospitality sectors.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

I regularly hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive and Treasury Ministers on a wide range of issues. Measures to provide a boost to tourism in Northern Ireland were included in the economic pact, Building a Prosperous and United Community, which was agreed between HM Government and the Northern Ireland Executive.

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