As my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Board of Trade, said on 29th March, the effect of the Australian import restrictions on the motor industry's exports is not expected to be severe, and the motor industry is confident of being able to develop other export markets. Problems which may arise will be dealt with by the day-to-day contacts between the Ministry of Supply and the industry. I also have no doubt that the National Advisory Council for the Motor Manufacturing Industry will consider this matter at their next meeting.
But despite the complacency of the Minister, is he not aware that the situation is being watched with keen anxiety by tens of thousands of motor workers in the Midlands, and will he not use the National Advisory Council precisely for the purpose for which it was created, namely, to deal with situations of this kind?
My right hon. Friend is not in the least complacent, because this is a matter of great importance, but he thinks that any problems which may arise can best be dealt with by direct contact between his Department and the industry.