asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make a statement about European steel price and quota arrangements following his meeting with EEC Ministers on 5 May.
[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1982, c. 129]. The Council on 4 May had a preliminary exchange of views on the European steel anti-crisis measures. There was an agreement in principle to extend the mandatory quota arrangements for at least twelve months from 30 June 1982. The Council will consider the measures in more detail on 26 May.