HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c228W
2. Mr. Archie Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he is satisfied with the performance of British Leyland.

Mr. Norman Lamont

Yes. There were some encouraging signs of progress in 1981. BL's share of the domestic car market in 1981 was 19.2 per cent., which was an increase over the previous year. Productivity has also shown a marked improvement in the cars group. These factors were important in our consideration of BL's 1982 corporate plan and the decision to confirm the funding already agreed for 1982–83.

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