§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the new Japanese-owned United Kingdom car producers will be producing cars for sale; if these cars will be permitted to be sold in the EC on the same basis as other British-produced cars; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
[holding answer 2 April 1990]: Nissan has been producing cars in the United Kingdom for sale since 1986. Its cars are sold in the EC on the same basis as other British-made cars. Honda plans to begin producing cars here at the end of 1991, and Toyota in late 1992. The Government are determined to ensure that all cars produced here by Japanese-owned firms should be treated in the EC in exactly the same way as other British-made cars.