Motor Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:40 pm on 12th December 1983.

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Photo of Mr Norman Lamont Mr Norman Lamont , Kingston upon Thames 6:40 pm, 12th December 1983

That is the end of Government support for the company. That has been made clear, and BL's board has accepted it.

BL's great achievement with new models continued after the Metro with the Maestro in March this year, and it was an instant success. In its first month, it recorded more sales than any new model previously launched, and it has sustained that performance. I am confident that its sister car, the LM11, will be equally successful when it is introduced. Both those models are manufactured with the most up-to-date technology.