Mental Health: Audiobooks

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th March 2022.

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Photo of Siobhain McDonagh Siobhain McDonagh Labour, Mitcham and Morden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of research from the National Literacy Trust and Audible on the impact of listening to audiobooks on the mental health and wellbeing of adults in the UK.

Photo of Siobhain McDonagh Siobhain McDonagh Labour, Mitcham and Morden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of research from the National Literacy Trust and Audible on the impact of listening to audiobooks on people's health and wellbeing; and if he will make it his policy to support the campaign to reduce VAT on audiobooks.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

No specific assessment has been made. Taxation is a matter for HM Treasury.

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