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British Leyland

Volume 19: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether the assurances given by his predecessor in connection with the first corporate plan and subsequently in relation to British Leyland loans and credit apply to Land Rover United Kingdom Ltd. and Unipart Group Ltd. established under British Leyland's corporate restructuring.

The answer given by my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State for Industry on 31 March 1981—[Vol. 2, c. 80]—about the Government's position in relation to the obligations of the BL group still applies. The new companies Land Rover United Kingdom Limited and Unipart Group Ltd. are part of the BL group.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he has any plans for establishing some form of outside scrutiny to monitor the efficiency of British Leyland.

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 17 December 1981 to my hon. Friend the Member for Surrey, North-West (Mr. Grylls)—[Vol. 15, c. 199]—in which I said that I was satisfied with the current arrangements for monitoring BL Ltd.