HC Deb 16 February 1959 vol 600 c6
13. Mr. Palmer

asked the Paymaster-General what notifications have been given by iron and steel producers to the Iron and Steel Board, over the last 12 months, of decisions to close down production facilities, as required by the Iron and Steel Act, 1953.

Sir I. Horobin

During 1958, the Iron and Steel Board was informed of proposals to close three blast furnace plants, four steel works, eleven sheet and tin-plate handmills, one iron ore mine, three iron foundries, a bar mill and a rod mill.

Mr. Palmer

Will the hon. Gentleman undertake to let hon. Members have further details of these closures so that the House will be fully informed about what is really happening in the iron and steel industry?

Sir I. Horobin

I will consider that.