HC Deb 02 April 1940 vol 359 c19
30. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is satisfied that the restriction on motor car sales for the home market is not jeopardising our export sales of cars?

The President of the Board of Trade (Sir Andrew Duncan)

The export group formed under the auspices of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in consultation with the Board of Trade have formulated plans for promoting export sales. While it has been necessary, owing to the many claims on our steel resources, to limit the amount of steel available for the production of private cars for the home market, the group are hopeful of success in the execution of their plans which are based on the maintenance of exports at a high level.