HC Deb 25 June 1971 vol 819 cc368-9W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what provisions of the Treaty of Paris or regulations of the European Coal and Steel Community would prevent the expansion of production by the British Steel Corporation within an enlarged European Economic Community from 26 million to 45 million tons as proposed by the Corporation.

Mr. Ridley

The provisions of the Treaty of Paris and its supplementary regulations would not prevent the British Steel Corporation from expanding its production capacity provided this does not involve aid or assistance contrary to the treaty.