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Steel Industry (South Wales)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During Welsh questions and subsequently, as a result of the application under Standing Order No. 9 by my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea, East (Mr. Anderson), we have had several references in the Chamber to the enormous number of job losses which will occur in the steel industry in South Wales, where the number will be greater than in any other part of the United Kingdom.

My point of order, Mr. Speaker, is this. In view of the anxiety which is being created among people in South Wales, may the House he told whether there has been any request from the Secretary of State for Industry to make a statement on the situation in the House today?

First, the hon. Gentleman's point of order is absolutely in order. The answer is that I have not received such a request for any statement to be made.