HC Deb 27 November 1980 vol 994 c136W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, having regard to the inquiry from New Zealand for the possible purchase of 210 trucks from Stonefield Vehicles Ltd., he will institute action to provide the company with an opportunity to restore its viability.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The New Zealand expression of interest, like many others, is encouraging evidence of the technical attractions of the vehicle. If it can be translated into a firm order this would of course assist the efforts presently being made to find a viable basis on which production could be continued in Scotland.