Motor Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:32 pm on 12th December 1983.

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Photo of Mr Hilary Miller Mr Hilary Miller , Bromsgrove 5:32 pm, 12th December 1983

I respect and admire the knowledge of the motor industry shown by the hon. Member for Coventry, North-East (Mr. Park), as well as his forthright defence of the industry in the west midlands. However, his memory of the funding of the industry has become somewhat selective. Whether the Government wished to do so or not, they have funded BL to an even greater extent than the Labour Government did, although I accept that funding for research and development is not as great as the hon. Gentleman and I would wish.