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Steel Industry

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what evidence is available to him that other steel producers in the European Economic Community are receiving state subsidies for steel production.

None. Almost all forms of state aid for steel have been banned since 1 January 1986 by unanimous decision of the Council of Ministers, and with my encouragement the Commission has been keeping a vigilant watch since then.