HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 c79W
Mr. Alex Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about progress towards the adoption of the recommendations contained in the 1982 report of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission upon the subject of car parts.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Her Majesty's Government followed the recommendations contained in the 1982 Monopolies and Mergers Commission report on car parts, and has implemented them by means of the Restriction on Agreements (Manufacturers and Importers of Motor Cars) Order, laid before Parliament on 16 August 1982. The order prohibits the inclusion by manufacturers and importers in agreements with their franchised dealers of exclusive buying provisions for replacement car parts and the implementation of such provisions in existing agreements. It also requires the termination before 1 August 1983 of exclusive provisions in existing agreements.

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