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Paul Channon on British Leyland sell-off

Title
Paul Channon on British Leyland sell-off
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
17 Feb 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:02:56
Description
Report on bids for the Leyland motor companies. Industry Secretary Paul Channon, speaking in the House of Commons, names more potential buyers for British Leyland companies. Labour Trade spokesman John Smith accuses him of skating round the central issue, which is, why are these obviously viable concerns not being developed in the British interest? Conservative MP Anthony Beaumont-Dark asks why General Motors should be allowed to have Land Rover as a sweetener. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
Anthony Beaumont-Dark; John Smith; Paul Channon
Keywords
Government; British Leyland; Car industry; Motor vehicle industry; Privatization; Land Rover; General Motors; Leyland Truck; Lonrho; Freight Rover; Volvo; Leyland Bus; Aveling Barford

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