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Declining Industries

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will seek to place on the agenda at the next European Foreign Ministers' Council meeting the problems of declining industries.

The Commission is expected to make revised proposals soon on measures to aid industries in crisis and declining industries but these are unlikely to be included on the agenda of either of the Foreign Affairs Councils in July. However, I understand that particular measures to aid the steel industry are likely to be discussed then. We are in regular contact with the Commission on these matters.