§ 11. Mr. Crouch
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the value of motor cars exported during the past twelve months; and the value of those fitted with flashing indicators.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
In the twelve months ended May, 1955, the value of new complete motor cars exported was £ 115 million. Cars fitted with flashing light indicators are not separately distinguished in the trade accounts, but I understand that almost all the cars exported would have been fitted with indicators of that kind.
§ Mr. Crouch
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the reason given for the fitting of these flashing lights is that the export trade demands them? I should have thought that, in that case, a record would have been kept of those cars which had been exported with these monstrosities and of those fitted with the straightforward indicators.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
The exporters sell their customers what they want. It is not for me to instruct them in the matter.