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Japanese Car Components

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he is satisfied that foreign-made components fitted to United Kingdom-manufactured cars under joint ventures with Japanese manufacturers are supplied and fitted under fair competitive arrangements.

I know of no cars currently manufactured in the United Kingdom under joint ventures with Japanese manufacturers. BL and the Japanese company Honda are discussing proposals for future manufacture of a Honda model by BL. It is for the companies involved in any collaborative venture to decide on commercial grounds the best sources of components for their vehicles.