§ Mr. John Spellar
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what progress has been made towards the construction of a vehicle assembly plant by Nissan; and whether he has had any discussions regarding the use of British components and union recognition.
§ Mr. Butcher
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave on 14 February to the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Dean). I have no further progress to report.
Local content and industrial relations questions are just two of the many aspects of the project covered by Nissan's feasibility study. Details of discussions between the company and the Department must, however, remain confidential.