HC Deb 20 November 1952 vol 507 c2019
8. Mr. F. Maclean

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, while French cars are imported into this country, there is no corresponding arrangement allowing the import of British cars into France; and what steps he is taking to correct this anomaly.

Mr. Mackeson

Apart from a few cars in connection with the Motor Show, licences are not being issued for commercial imports of motor cars from any country. The second part of the Question does not therefore arise.

My hon. Friend may have in mind, however, the small production of cars assembled in this country from parts in the main imported from France. That is a long-standing arrangement and the arms concerned conform to the same pattern of home and export trade as do other manufacturers.