HC Deb 19 February 1980 vol 979 c139W
Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if, in view of the recent indications that short-time working is now prevalent in the British motor industry, he will give that industry a breathing space by taking steps to impose a 12-month ban on the import of foreign cars; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Parkinson

No. Such a ban would be contrary to the Treaty of Rome and to our other international obligations, and would invite retaliation against our exports.