§ 28. Mr. Andrew MacKay
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the European Community Commission draft directive on motor vehicle pricing.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I presume that my hon. Friend is referring to the draft Commission regulation under the competition rules.
The Government would in principle welcome an exemption of the motor vehicle distribution agreements provided certain conditions were met. But a good deal of further discussion in Brussels will first be necessary. I shall take account of the views of manufacturers, dealers and consumers before deciding the line we take.