§ Mr. Woodcock
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any information on the net effect on the United Kingdom balance of payments of combined operations of General Motors in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
This information is not available from the trade statistics. Such detailed information as we have is provided to us by the company on a commercially confidential basis. In general there is an inbalance between GM's export and import performance, but we are maintaining regular contact with the task force set up by General Motors in 1985 to identify steps which can be taken to reduce this inbalance.