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Nissan Uk (Undertakings)

Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what undertakings regarding spin-off benefits for United Kingdom suppliers Nissan Motors UK made to Her Majesty's Government in return for financial assistance; to what extent those undertakings, with particular reference to control gear, have been fulfilled; and if he will make a statement.

A statement on Nissan was made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on 1 February 1984. Whilst not bound to achieve specific local content levels in its purchases of machinery and equipment, the company is seeking to provide the maximum practicable opportunity for local suppliers to compete in this area. My Department is in close touch with Nissan on all purchasing matters, but sourcing decisions on individual items must remain a matter for the company's commercial judgment.