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Motor Vehicle Imports

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the proportion of foreign cars among new car registrations in the first five months of 1975; and what was the corresponding pro- portion in France, Italy, West Germany and Japan.

I have been asked to reply.For Great Britain the proportion was 33 per cent. Figures are not available for the other countries for the first five months, but comparable figures for the first three months of 1975 and for the year 1974 are shown in the table.

Percentage of Foreign Cars of New Car Registrations
CountryFirst quarter 19751974
Great Britain3128
ItalyNot available28
West Germany2827