HC Deb 19 November 1928 vol 222 c1372
51. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he is aware that at the annual motor show recently held in Christchurch, New Zealand, only three English makes of motor cars were exhibited, and those not 1929 models; and whether he can take any action to stimulate British participation in motor shows of this nature?


I have obtained a telegraphic report from His Majesty's Trade Commissioner's office in New Zealand on this matter and am informed that at the motor show held at Christchurch from the 3rd to the 10th of the current. month, 20 British motor cars were exhibited as well as two commercial vehicles and ten motor cycles. The date on which cars for exhibition would have to be shipped from this country would prevent the exhibition of 1929 models.

Sir W. de FRECE

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether those 20 care were of 20 different makes?


No, I have not that information, but, if the hon. Member desires it, I will obtain it.