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Steel Industry

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his policy towards the lifting of steel quotas within the European Community.

At a meeting of the Council of Industry Minister on 22 December which I attended, the Council unanimously concluded that production quotas should end on 30 June unless sufficient commitments on capacity reductions are made by member states. I will press the Council to stick to that clear agreement.