§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for Trade whether he will give as much detailed information as may be readily available as to the number of Korean-made cars which have been allowed into the United Kingdom for any stated period of time; what action Her Majesty's Government take to ensure that these are made under the normal standards that apply to all other types of foreign and British-made vehicles; and what action he takes to ensure that they are not being unfairly subsidised by the Korean Government.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
In the first five months of 1982, of 3,006 Pony cars manufactured by the Hyundai Motor Company imported into the United Kingdom, 981 were sold. Cars entering the United Kingdom from South Korea are subject to the same type approval regulations and safety measures as apply to such imports from other countries. Her Majesty's Government will vigorously pursue any well documented cases of unfair trading brought to its attention.