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Steelworkers And Miners (Redundancy)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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27.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many applications from his Department to the European Coal and Steel Community for assistance in the retraining, rehousing and redeployment of redundant British steelworkers are still awaiting replies.

Two. One concerns 44 redundant workers from BSC's Whitehead works, and the other 180 workers at Brown Bayley Steels Ltd. who will become redundant over next few weeks.

28.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will now publish all the correspondence relating to the EEC proposals concerning the financing and studying of proposals relating to redundant steelworkers and miners.

There has been no correspondence between my Department and the Commission concerning further United Kingdom studies to be funded under Article 46 of the Treaty of Paris. Proposals for studies into the possibility of re-employing redundant coal and steel workers have been the subject of face-to-face discussions between officials of my Department and the Commission.