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Paul Channon defends possible sale of BL truck division to General Motors

Title
Paul Channon defends possible sale of BL truck division to General Motors
Genre
News report; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
4 Feb 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:02:47
Description
Report on the possible sale of British Leyland’s Commercial Vehicles Division to General Motors. Industry Secretary Paul Channon is challenged in the House of Commons by his Labour shadow, John Smith. Patrick Cormack makes a veiled reference to the Westland affair. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
John Smith; Patrick Cormack; Paul Channon
Keywords
USA; British Leyland; Car industry; Motor vehicle industry; Privatization; Leon Brittan; General Motors

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