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De Lorean Car

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the installation of the computerised assembly carriers in the De Lorean car factory to be completed and production commenced on prototypes.

[pursuant to his reply, 14 November 1979, c. 672]: These are detailed matters for the company management.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the sole general and other partners in the De Lorean Research Partnership Ltd.

[pursuant to his reply, 14 November 1979, c. 672]: The De Lorean Motor Company is the sole general partner in the De Lorean Research Partnership. There are 134 limited partnership interests; it would not be appropriate for me to list them.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many United States dealers are supporting the De Lorean car project with financial assistance and distributionships.

[pursuant to his reply. 14 November 1979, c. 672]: Agreements have been made with 308 dealers throughout the United States of America, each of whom has subscribed $25,000 worth of equity capital and undertaken to purchase an agreed number of DMC12 cars.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he has had any discussions, in connection with the progress of the De Lorean car project, with the relevant Canadian Minister, in view of the experience of the Canadian Government and the production of the Bricklin car.