HC Deb 18 December 1986 vol 107 cc606-7W
Mr. Woodcock

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has on the level of United Kingdom content in Vauxhall cars which are assembled in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Although Vauxhall has undertaken a significant amount of component resourcing into the United Kingdom, it has been affected by exchange rate movements and now expects to achieve only a 50 per cent. level of United Kingdom content in its cars and car-derived vans by the second quarter of next year. We shall be pressing hard for an improvement in this situation.