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Steel Industry

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what representations he has received on the decision to return the British Steel Corporation to the private sector.

I have received a small number of letters from various parties about points of detail. I have so far received a few representations about the principle of privatisation itself. I regard this as a matter which is no longer particularly controversial except within a narrow political circle.