§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many cars were produced in the United Kingdom in each year since 1979 by (i) United Kingdom companies and (ii) United Kingdom-owned companies. 
§ Mr. Greg Knight
[holding answer 6 December 1996]: Figures showing the number of cars produced in the United Kingdom each year, including production by company, are published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. whose publication, `World Automotive Statistics', with figures for the years in question, are available in the Library of the House. The ownership of UK car manufacturers may also be derived from commercial databases such as The Financial Times "Profile" also available in the Library of the House. However, assembling the information on UK-owned car manufacturers for this time period could be produced only at disproportionate cost.