§ 21. Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Technology when he will make a decision on the application of the Millom Hematite Ore and Iron Company Limited for financial assistance from him for making a spray steelmaking and continuous casting plant.
§ Mr. Ridley
Will the hon. Gentleman confirm that the decision will have to be made on the merits of the case in relation to the Millom company being situated in a development area, and will he allow no prejudice to enter into his decision-making because of the view of the National Steel Corporation that the project should not go ahead?
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
Will the Ministry of Technology make it a prime consideration to see that this exciting new advance in the manufacture of steel is not yet another invention invented in this country and developed overseas?