§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, further to his answer to the hon. Member for Meriden on 25 November, if he is satisfied that United Kingdom-based automotive components suppliers who have lost business to imported components are still benefiting from the special assistance the Government have made available to BL.
§ Mr. Butcher
Yes. BL sourced some 90 per cent. of its total requirements form United Kingdom suppliers in 1981. BL remains ready to buy from United Kingdom suppliers where they are competitive on price, quality and delivery.