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Motor Vehicles (Multinational Manufacturers)

Volume 889: debated on Monday 24 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will set up an inquiry to investigate the circumstances in which multinational car manufacturing countries import components into Great Britain which can be manufactured in British factories.

We are of course anxious to encourage British based vehicle manufacturers to use British components as much as possible, but I would remind my hon. Friend that our own exports of vehicle components last year were over three times the value of imports.