§ Mr. Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will convene a meeting between senior Government Ministers and Mr. W. B. Batty, Managing Director, Ford Motor Company, for the purpose of discussing future investment in Great Britain by the Ford Motor Company.
§ Mr. Ridley
I have no current plans for such a meeting. The Department has frequent contacts with Ford, and I am always ready to discuss the company's problems and prospects with Mr. Batty if he so wishes.