§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the projected increase in car ownership in the Greater Manchester area over the next five years. 
§ Mr. Norris
Car ownership in Greater Manchester is predicted to increase by between 6.5 per cent. and 10.5 per cent. over the next five years, depending mainly on the growth in the local economy. This represents an additional 56,000 to 96,000 cars owned. The forecast is based on census data. The 1991 census showed that households in Greater Manchester owned 814,000 cars.