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  1. British Leyland Speke plant closure (1978)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Quinton McFarland reports on reaction in Liverpool to the proposed Speke assembly plant closure. Frank Banton, Transport Union Secretary at the No. 2 factory, gives his response to Chris Stocking.

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  2. Robert Kilroy-Silk on British Leyland Speke closure (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Labour MP Robert Kilroy-Silk attacks British Leyland’s closure of its Speke assembly plant. Male interviewer not identified.

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  3. Lionel Fulton on sum needed to save BL (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Lionel Fulton of Labour Research claims that there is research showing that it would take hundreds of millions of pounds to help failing British Leyland. New BL Chairman Michael Edwardes announces new moves...

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  4. Michael Edwardes on car import limits and the future of BL (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Chairman Michael Edwardes is interviewed on the subject of British Leyland and Britain’s import of Japanese cars. He supports the decision to put a 10% limit on Japanese car imports, and gives his opinion...

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  5. John Biffen on Edwardes’s call for investment in BL (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, John Biffen comments on Chairman Michael Edwardes’s call for a large investment in British Leyland. He does not altogether support the comments made by Edwardes,...

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  6. Michael Edwardes speech on priorities for BL survival (1978)

    Genre
    Speech

    Chairman Michael Edwardes talks about the British Leyland crisis. He believes the company is moving towards a position where everyone knows there will be no bailing out, so the job must be done by the...

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  7. Derek Robinson of Canley refuses Speke work (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Leader of Canley shop stewards, Derek Robinson refuses to take any work from the Speke plant. He supports the Speke workers in regaining the capacity of Speke, and their fight against redundancy.

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  8. Eddie Loyden on BL and Birds Eye job losses (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Eddie Loyden MP on the closures of British Leyland and Birds Eye plants on Merseyside. He says this could mean ten thousand people out of work in the Liverpool area.

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  9. British Leyland output (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Terry Pattinson on low productivity of British Leyland workers which came out via a leaked report in the Daily Mirror. Recommendations of the report to improve productivity. Interviewer not...

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  10. British Leyland plan and cutbacks (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Alex McDonald on cutbacks at British Leyland and the end of the National Enterprise Board (NEB) Ryder plan. Interviewer not identified.

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