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Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many new coaches were registered in the United Kingdom in 1974 and 1984; and what percentage of coaches newly registered were (a) manufactured and (b) produced in the United Kingdom.

According to figures supplied by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, in 1974 5,341 buses and coaches were newly registered in this country. 98 per cent. of these were largely of British manufacture. Comparable figures for 1984 are 3,379 and 77 per cent. Separate figures for coaches are not available.