HC Deb 06 February 1987 vol 109 c837W
Mr. Maclean

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans Rover group has for its South African operation.

Mr. Giles Shaw

I understand that Rover Group is announcing today that a proposal has been received from a number of executives from its wholly-owned subsidiary, Leyland South Africa, to acquire the share capital and activities of that company. This proposal has come forward in the course of a commercial review of the business.

Discussions to explore the feasibility of the proposal are being held between Rover Group, and its advisers and local managers in South Africa.