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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1973.

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Photo of Mr Idris Owen Mr Idris Owen , Stockport North 12:00 am, 24th October 1973

Is my right hon. Friend aware that not far from the House, at Earls Court, there is currently an exhibition of the products of the motor industry. Manufacturers from all over the world are displaying their products and are proudly announcing in many cases that they have cars with speeds in excess of 150 miles an hour, which involves maximum fuel consumption. Is it not desirable to launch massive research and development projects to create motor engines which will do more than 50 miles to the gallon rather than those which will do more than 150 miles an hour?