British Leyland

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23 July 1979.

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Photo of Mr Dudley Smith Mr Dudley Smith , Warwick and Leamington 12:00, 23 July 1979

When my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State next meets the chairman of British Leyland, will he call his attention to the complaints of some West Midlands firms alleging that they are excluded from providing electrical equipment which is being obtained from Italy at a dearer rate? Will he stress to British Leyland that, in view of the large amount of finance put behind this company, it should buy British on every occasion unless there are good reasons for doing otherwise?