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Steel-Making Capacity

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many schemes have been submitted by the private steel industry to take advantage of the Government support of £22 million offered recently; and what closure of steelmaking capacity these schemes represent.

Eight companies have so far applied for assistance under the private sector steel scheme towards a total of 14 separate projects, all of which involve reductions in manufacturing capacity. The details necessarily remain confidential.