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British Steel Corporation

Volume 976: debated on Wednesday 16 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish a table showing the subsidies he estimates received an increase last year in their pension of, respectively (a) more than £2,500, (b) £2,000 to £2,500, (c) £1,500 to £2,000, (d) £1,000 to £1,500, (e) £500 to £1,000 and (f) less than £500.

The table below shows the approximate number of retired civil servants who will be paid the annual amounts shown as a result of the 16 per cent. increase on 12 November 1979:given to the British Steel Corporation over each of the past five years expressed as an annual sum per person employed by the corporation.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish a comparison of the scale of employment provided by the British Steel Corporation with that of all other major steel producers; and if in his comparison he will include all those indirectly employed by overseas producers in occupations which are carried out by persons directly employed by the British Steel Corporation.