Japanese auto-maker Honda suspended UK production Thursday (15/9/00) as fuel shortages across Europe began to affect component deliveries, writes the UK`s Financial Times (15/9/00). Production was stopped at its Swindon plant on Thursday afternoon, with the company informing 3,000 employees that full production would not resume until Honda could guarantee the supply of parts. The report says that the shutdown will result in the loss of some 500 cars per day.