HC Deb 12 February 1968 vol 758 c258W
39. Mr. Milne

asked the Minister of Technology if, arising from the recent merger in the motor car industry between Leyland Motors and British Motor Holdings, he will initiate discussions with the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation in order to examine the possibilities of the British Leyland Motor Corporation siting a major car plant in the North-East.

Mr. Benn:

I am not sure that this is the right way of going about it. But any major new development proposed by British Leyland Motor Corporation would be discussed with the Government at an early stage. We would of course try to see that planned expansion took place in the most suitable area.