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Ford Motor Company

Volume 959: debated on Friday 1 December 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why no advice has been given to local authorities concerning the sanctions to be used against the Ford Motor Company.

Local authorities are directly responsible to local electorates for their purchasing policies and it would not be appropriate for the Government to give them guidance about such policies.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government's decision not to purchase Ford motor vehicles applies only to products of the Ford Motor Company of Great Britain or to those of Ford motor companies in other countries.

The Government's decision is not to place further contracts for Ford products, without regard to where they are made.