§ 43. Mr. Roebuck
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that Norway is importing two German cars for every one imported from the United Kingdom; and whether he will consult the leaders of the motor manufacturing industry with a view to assisting an increase of United Kingdom exports to Norway.
§ Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody
Although Western Germany remains the leading supplier of cars to Norway, the relative position of British cars has improved steadily despite the absence of any tariff preference. In the past five years, the United Kingdom share of Norwegian car registrations has risen from 20 per cent. to 24 per cent. while the West German share has fallen from 51 per cent. to 46 per cent. We are in close touch with the motor industry about car exports to this and other markets.