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Orders of the Day — Iran (Temporary Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:50 pm on 12th May 1980.

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Photo of Mr Leslie Huckfield Mr Leslie Huckfield , Nuneaton 9:50 pm, 12th May 1980

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that helpful information. About 350 suppliers will be immediately at risk, because that is the number of suppliers for the Talbot Stoke engine power train complex. If that means that the French parent company has to consider its attitude to reinvesting in Linwood and the further supplies of cars through Ryton, we might be talking about the possibility, not of 4,000 jobs being in jeopardy but of some 19,000 in the whole of Talbot United Kingdom. On top of that, there are all the other consequent jobs in component and engineering supplies—