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North Sea Oil Industry (Steel Supplies)

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what assessment he has made of the effect of a lengthy steel strike on supplies of steel to the North Sea oil industry; and if he will make a statement.

A lengthy steel strike is likely to cause damage to many sectors of manufacturing industry, including the North Sea oil industry, through shortfalls in the supply of steel, but it is not possible to quantify the damage at this stage.