§ Mr. Speed
asked the Minister of Technology what estimate he has made of the effect on motor-cycle and three-wheeler sales, respectively, in home and export markets, of the hire-purchase restrictions announced on 1st November 1968 and the taxation changes and other measures announced on 22nd November 1968.
§ Mr. Fowler
It is estimated, on the basis of past experience, that sales on the home market, of home-produced and imported models, of both motor-cycles and three-wheeled vehicles may be reduced by up to one-fifth. The measures do not directly affect exports.