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Steel (Prices)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the progress of discussions within the European Coal and Steel Community on the fixing of minimum prices for steel; and if he will make a statement.

On 3rd May the Commission consulted the Council of Ministers on its proposal to introduce mandatory minimum prices for concrete reinforcing bars under Article 61 of the Treaty of Paris. It is now for the Commission to decide what action to take in the light of the views expressed.