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European Community (Steel Production)

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the amount of steel produced in each of the largest steel companies in the European Economic Community; what information he has of the approximate salary paid to the most senior executive employed by each; and, for purposes of comparison, what are the comparable figures for the main steel producing companies in other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

While I recognise the argument in favour of an early announcement, I cannot yet anticipate when it can be made.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether, in his consideration of future derelict land clearance areas, he will take into account the proposed withdrawal of eligibility for assistance from the European regional development fund.

We shall take into account the provisions of section 8(6) of the Local Employment Act 1972.