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Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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taxes and value added tax for each other member State of the EEC.

The information is given in the table below. Exchange rates do not provide a satisfactory basis for converting other national currencies to £ sterling in the context of gdp since they do not necessarily reflect the relative purchasing power of national currencies in terms of goods and services available in the countries being compared. It is generally recognised that a more realistic assessment of relative levels of gdp in terms of their domestic purchasing power can be made through the use of purchasing power parities. Estimates on both bases are given in the are exempt from vehicle excise duty, as was stated in the

Official Report, 2 July, column 443; and, if they are not, what rules govern entitlement to exemption from vehicle excise duty for a Motability car and for a car registered in the name of a recipient of mobility allowance.

I will let the right hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.