HC Deb 26 April 1926 vol 194 c1666

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, seeing that the import of motor cars into Australia last year amounted to the value of nearly £11,000,000, of which 12 per cent. only came from this country, his Department is taking steps, and, of so, what steps, to bring home to manufacturers the opportunities of this great and growing market, coupled with the need for studying and meeting Australian requirements?


The Department of Overseas Trade and I myself personally are constantly bringing the facts in regard to the Australian market for motor cars to the notice of our manufacturers. The latter are fully alive to the requirements and possibilities of the market which they are actively cultivating. The latest monthly returns for the year 1925 show that the British share in this trade has increased to close on 20 per cent. of the imports of motor cars.

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