asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will reproduce and bring up to date the information on steel production given in the reply of 18 February, Official Report, c. 56–60, to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Mr. Osborn).
Information as is available for 1979, 1980 and 1981 is given in the following table.Given the large amount of information that would be involved and the fact that figures for the years 1970 to 1978 have not changed from those previously published—[
Official Report, Vol. 978, c. 235–42]—I do not consider it necessary to reproduce the information provided earlier.
‡ Reclassified as "Light-section other than rails, hot rolled bars".
║ Reclassified as "Other heavy section (angles, tees, section, and channels, joists, beams, arches and accessories)"
¶ Not available due to reclassification.
Source: Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau.