HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 c401W
Mr. Lee

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will now take steps to introduce stricter import controls over motor car imports in the light of British Leyland's recent decision to import Minis from Belgium; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Meacher

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 18th May 1978; Vol. 950, c. 254], gave the following information:

I understand that these imports are required to make up for a shortfall in planned production at Longbridge and that about 75 per cent. of the components in the imported Minis will be British made. But anyway restrictions on imports from EEC member States would be contrary to the Treaty of Rome.

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