HC Deb 20 April 1983 vol 41 c99W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what percentage of the new cars bought in the United Kingdom in each year since 1978 was made in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Butcher

The information, based on registrations, is as follows:

New registrations of United Kingdom-produced cars as a percentage of total new car registrations in the United Kingdom.
1978 50.7
1979 43.7
1980 43.3
1981 44.3
1982 42.3

Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.