HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 cc2-3W
16. Mr. Awdry

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new vehicles were sold in the latest month in which figures are available compared with the comparable month for the preceding year; and whether he will make a statement.

Sir J. Eden

Vehicle registration figures have been published in a Press notice, a copy of which is in the Library. Total new vehicle registrations in January, 1972, were 29 per cent. higher than in January, 1971. Registrations in the year 1971 reached a new record level and a further increase is expected in 1972.