HC Deb 20 May 1930 vol 239 cc203-4
32. Mr. MANDER

asked the Lord Privy Seal what progress he has made with his plans for assisting the motor car, motor cycle, and cycle industries to extend and develop the export trade?


At a meeting, held on 1st May, I continued my discussions with the representatives of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, when a number of matters affecting the extension of the motor export trade were considered. As a result I am confident that a real co-operative effort is being made by the industry to develop export trade. In particular it has been decided that the industry should take steps to organise a representative exhibit of British motor products at the British Empire Trade Exhibition, to be held at Buenos Aires next year, in connection with a combined effort to secure trade in the South American markets. I am also in communication with the British Cycle and Motor Cycle Manufacturers and Traders Union, and I hope that one result will be that the facilities afforded by the Export Credits Guarantee Department will be more widely used in connection with the export trade in British motor cycles and cycles.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is it not a fact that the export trade in cycles is in a very healthy condition and that British cycles practically dominate the markets of the world?


That is going beyond the question on the Paper.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the Government have yet come to a decision with regard to the retention or repeal of the McKenna Duties?