HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 c9W
58. Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if recent announcements on contraction of manpower in the steel industry will affect consumption of coking coal; and what steps are being taken to restrict imports of coking coal.

Sir J. Eden

The recently announced closures are not expected to have any significant effect on the steel industry's coking coal requirements. There is no need to restrict imports.