HC Deb 14 October 1968 vol 770 c1W
3. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Technology how many motor cars were produced, respectively, for home trade and export during the nine months ended 30th September, 1968; how the restrictions on home trade in respect of hire-purchase and higher Purchase Tax, introduced earlier this year, have affected home demand for motor cars; how export performance compares with corresponding periods of nine months in 1966 and 1967, respectively; and what the prospects are for motor car exports.

Mr. Fowler

Approximately 740,000 and 590,000 respectively; home demand this year has been slightly higher than in the corresponding period of last year; production for export is up by a quarter on 1966 and almost 40 per cent. on 1967; a further increase is expected next year.