§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the necessity of distinguishing between the value of the production of safes and the value of the production126W of armoured doors for safes in the EUROPROD COM returns was required by the European Community or evolved nationally; and what value he places on this distinction.
§ Mr. Nelson
[holding answer 14 December 1992]: The text of the PRODCOM questions refers toarmoured or reinforced safes and strong boxes
andarmoured or reinforced doors … for strong-rooms".
These are two entirely separate products and have been distinguished from one another for many years in both United Kingdom domestic production statistics and in external trade statistics. The distinction between a safe and the armoured door for a strong-room is a necessary and useful one. The definitions are required by the European Community.