§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the effect that the recession in the car industry is having on ancillary industries in the West Midlands area; and what action he proposes to prevent the spreading of short-time working and redundancy.
§ Mr. N. Macpherson
I am aware that some firms manufacturing components and accessories for the motor industry are being affected by the current difficulties in the industry. The motor industry is confident that its difficulties, and hence those of the component manufacturers, can be overcome.