§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about effects of the Transport Bill 1985 upon the production of heavy duty buses; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has written to my Department expressing its view that the Transport Bill threatens the continued existence of a competitive bus manufacturing base in the United Kingdom. I do not share this pessimism.