Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the findings of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Motor Industry Facts 2019 report that in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal 52.6 per cent of UK produced cars are exported to the EU, what steps the Government plans to take to support the automotive industry in the event that the UK leave the EU without a deal and exports of those cars are subject to a 10 per cent tariff in line with WTO rules.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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