LONDON, March 6 The British government has a
long-term commitment to the future of the car industry and has
made that clear to Peugeot, the new owner of the Vauxhall
plants, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on
France's PSA Group, which makes Peugeot, said
earlier on Monday it had agreed to buy Opel, which includes the
British brand Vauxhall, from General Motors.
Asked about the impact on Vauxhall's plants in Britain, the
spokesman told reporters: "What we have been keen to stress is
our long term commitment to ensuring the competitiveness of the
car industry and that is the message that we have sent to them."
(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Kate Holton)