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Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what information has been supplied to Commissioner Davignon concerning expected reductions in British steel making capacity which will counter balance the expansion of the Shotton and Port Talbot steelworks.

My hon. Friend the Minister of State informed Commissioner Davignon on 21st March about Government policy on the development of the British steel industry and plant closures set out in the Beswick reports of 4th February and 6th August 1975 and in my right hon. Friend's statement to the House on 16th March on Port Talbot and Shotton.