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Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what basis he estimated the revenue annually at£1·6 million when answering the Question from the hon. Member for Christchurch and Lymington as to the annual revenue that would accrue to the Treasury if caravans were taxed at the same rate as motor cars.

On the basis of an estimated taxable caravan population of 300,000—as caravans are not registered the precise numbers are not known—and

they may receive payments from the Community's Stabex scheme in respect of shortfalls in export from copra. In addition, the islands may take advantage of trade provisions similar to those provided for under the LoméConvention.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development how many students from the Solomon Islands are now studying in the United Kingdom with assistance from her department.