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General Motors

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent discussions he has had with representatives of General Motors on the future of GM Europe; (274337)

(2) what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in other EU member states on the future of General Motors Europe;

(3) whether he plans to have discussions with Fiat on its interest in the future of GM Europe and the position of General Motors operations in the UK.

Government have had a number of discussions with GM, counterparts in other EU member states, the US Government, Fiat, Magna and other interested parties, including trade unions, about the future of GM Europe. BIS Ministers, GM Europe and ministerial counterparts from EU member states formally met on 13 March. My noble Friend the Secretary of State and officials have regular meetings and discussions with a wide variety of interested parties.