Oral Answers to Questions — Motor Cars (Home Sales and Exports)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1970.

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Photo of Sir Gerald Nabarro Sir Gerald Nabarro , Worcestershire South 12:00 am, 27th April 1970

Is it not a fact that the reaction of the motor industry to the Chancellor's Budget Statement was wholly bad and that the industry has condemned it? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the motor industry has estimated that to resume the growth of exports it will require a home market of British manufactured cars totalling 1· 25 million, whereas the present rate is less than 1 million? Will he enjoin the Chancellor greatly to expand the home market for British cars?