HC Deb 29 November 1938 vol 342 c230
27. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of subsidy paid or arranged for on the German-made motor cars imported into the United Kingdom and British countries overseas, respectively; does the subsidy vary according to make, size, and horse power, and, if so, what are the variations; and what are the corresponding subsidies paid or arranged for in respect of motor cars exported from these countries, respectively, to Germany, specified as aforesaid?

Mr. Stanley

I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for the Erdington Division of Birmingham (Wing-Commander Wright) on 19th May last regarding the assistance given to the export of German motor cars. I have no information regarding the amount of assistance given in particular cases, and I am not aware of any arrangements in the British Empire for subsidising exports of motor cars.