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Television Tubes

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what representations have been made to his Department about the future of the television tube industry at Ravenhead, St. Helens; and what steps he is taking to maintain a British television tube industry in the Uinted Kingdom.

I have carefully considered the representations made by the management and by the trade unions on behalf of the workers at Pilkington's television tube glassware factory at Ravenhead. I regret that I have found no justifiable way in which the Government could help to keep the factory in operation.I am looking urgently into the position of the United Kingdom manufacturers of colour tubes. Until that examination has been completed, I cannot say what action will be taken.