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Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the firm that was building the CR6 taxi will repay some of the moneys received for the development of the vehicle from the Government; and if he will make a statement on the latest position with regard to the company's proposal to introduce a new taxi capable of carrying wheelchair-bound passengers based on the FX4.

Following negotiations with my Department last year, Manganese Bronze Holdings plc agreed to repay a significant proportion of the grant for the CR6 taxi project made under the support for innovation scheme. The company is already providing to order a version of the FX4, the FX4W, which can carry wheelchair-bound passengers.