asked the Secretary of State for Trade what discussions he had on the problems facing the British motor car industry on his recent visit to Japan; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Shore
I indicated both to the Japanese Government and to their industry that in the British Government's view the rapid build up this year in Japanese car exports to the United Kingdom was unacceptable. For their part, the Japanese Government predicted that during the remainder of this year their exports of cars to the United Kingdom would decline, and acknowledged that Japanese cars should be exported to the 147W United Kingdom in an orderly way during 1976. I shall continue to keep a careful watch on the situation.