Nissan has told the UK Government that a quick decision on financial aid is needed from Europe to secure production of its new generation small car, reports the 'Times' (10/8/00). The company is considering building the Micra in either Flins, the Renault site near Paris, France, or Barcelona, in Spain, as an alternative to the UK's Sunderland plant although no grant applications have been submitted for those plants, says the report.