§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will meet a delegation of Ford representatives of employees, hon. Members and Members of the European Parliament at an early opportunity to discuss the future of the British car industry.
§ Mr. Heseltine
I have regular contact with people throughout the British motor industry. In particular my right hon. Friend the Minister for Industry and I met Ford senior management in January and discussed a wide range of issues with them. Further, last October my right hon. Friend met a delegation of Ford representatives and others led by the hon. Member for Warrington, North (Mr. Hoyle) and Carole Tongue, MEP for London East.
If the hon. Member, however, has specific issues about the industry that he wishes to raise I suggest that he write to me setting out his concerns.