HC Deb 17 April 1972 vol 835 c1W
19. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total quantity of steel produced in Great Britain in 1971 and in 1966 and the total number employed in the industry at the end of both these years.

Mr. Tom Boardman

The total quantity of crude steel produced in Great Britain in the years 1966 and 1971 was 24.32 and 23.79 million tons, respectively. The number of persons employed in the steel industry at mid-December in the same years was 348,700 and 296,500.

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