50 Years Ago – 19 March 1971

19 March 1971

Lord Stokes, the Chairman of British Leyland Motor Corporation, said that the future of the business was positive and that there were now plans to invest more than the previously mentioned £200 million. He added that “we need a stable and expanding home market so that we can plan ahead with confidence. But above all we need control of the inflationary trends which are rapidly making us uncompetitive in world markets”.

Edward Heath (in main image above), the Prime Minister, said that it was expected that an additional 1,300 troops would be sent to Northern Ireland in an attempt to settle the unrest that was taking place.