The Government is in touch with Ford over the proposed sale of Jaguar and Land Rover, the Prime Minister said during his visit to BMW Hams Hall today.
The Post asked Mr Brown what his wishes or hopes for the future of the two West Midlands luxury brands were. He answered: "We will keep in touch with the company and the workforce because, obviously, we want the best outcome for the car industry itself as well as for Jaguar and Land Rover and the workforce.
"They are very good British cars with great engineering and quality contained within them and we want to make sure they have the best possible future.
"I cannot comment on the commercial aspects, but we are in touch with the company."
Asked whether, with petrol now averaging more than £1 a litre, the Government would yield to calls to suspend next spring's 2p rise in fuel duty, Mr Brown said: "That's for the Chancellor.
"Remember, we are working hard to keep inflation low. We have brought inflation down and will try to keep it down."