§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if a decision has been taken on proposals to improve research and development facilities in the British Leyland bus and truck group.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
My right hon. Friend has given the NEB his consent566W to a programme to provide a centralised engineering services facility at Leyland in Lancashire, at a cost of around £34 million. This facility, which will match those available to Leyland's competitors, will make a major contribution to improving the technical competitiveness of Leyland truck and bus products in world-wide markets.