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Motor Cars (Exports)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he is satisfied that the sale overseas of British cars is not being hampered by the tardy conversion from manually operated to automatic gear change in models destined for overseas sale.

I am sure that British car manufacturers are aware of the relative merits of automatic and manual gear change transmission systems, but if my hon. Friend has a particular point of concern perhaps he would write to me.