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Manufacturing Industries: Motor Vehicles

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will co-operate with other European governments to loan money to (a) GM Motors, (b) Opel and (c) Vauxhall car manufacturers to support these companies during the economic downturn. (263967)

I had a constructive meeting in Brussels with GM Europe and ministerial counterparts from EU member states on 13 March. We are waiting to see GM Europe's future plan and, when this is made available, we will be able to discuss how we can best continue to help the company.