HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 cc241-2W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the productive capacity for the manufacture of passenger motor cars by British Leyland now and in 1972 and 1977; and what are the actual figures of (a) output and (b) exports for those dates.

Mr. Butcher

The information on output and exports, drawn from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' publication "The Motor Industry of Great Britain" and from BL, is as follows:

1972 ('000) 1977 ('000) 1981 ('000)
Output 916.2 651.1 454.5
Exports from UK 318.2 290.4 157.9


All figures include Land Rover Group.

Details of productive capacity are complicated and require lengthy interpretation; BL have said that they will endeavour to answer the hon.

Member's question on this if he writes to them.

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