§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consideration he has given to all the proposals submitted to him to safeguard the jobs of the 4,300 men at the Irlam Steel Works threatened with redundancy as a result of its proposed closure by the British Steel Corporation.
§ Mr. Ridley
One company has told me of its wish to acquire Irlam Works, and I have referred it to the British Steel Corporation, which is responsible for decisions on the future of individual works. My hon. Friend told the House on 24th May that he would expect the Corporation to view sympathetically any proposals which would assure continued employment.