HC Deb 30 June 1964 vol 697 cc193-4W
54. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Power in view of the adverse verdict of the Restrictive Practices Court on two steel pricing agreements, what recon- sideration Her Majesty's Government have given to their policy for the steel industry; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Erroll

The jurisdiction of the Restrictive Trade Practices Court over steel pricing agreements follows from the Government's policy that the steel industry should be subject, like other private industry, to the Restrictive Trade Practices Act. There is nothing in the Court's judgment on 22nd June that calls for a change in the Government's general policy for the industry.