HC Deb 01 December 1980 vol 995 c11W
19. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the imports of Japanese motor vehicles to the latest available date comply with the understandings reached between the British and Japanese motor industries.

Mr. Nott

The Japanese car manufacturers have voluntarily undertaken to market prudently in this country. Shipments are lower than in 1979, but their penetration of the smaller United Kingdom market has increased. The SMMT is to have urgent consultations with its Japanese counterpart. I have made known my concern to the Japanese Government.