HC Deb 27 November 1972 vol 847 c9W
51. Mr. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now make a statement following his meeting on 9th November with representatives of the Scottish Trade Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry.

Mr. Emery

I have nothing to add to the answer given to the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire (Mr. Lambie) on 13th November.—[Vol. 846, c.6–7.]

53. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the production and capacity of the steel industry over each of the past four years; and what is the planned production capacity over each of the next four years.

Mr. Emery

Total capacity figures, past and present, depend on a number of variables, and any particular figures quoted for these can be misleading. Following is the information:

Crude Steel Production million tons
1969 26.8
1970 27.8*
1971 24.2
1972 25.3
* 53-week period reduced to 52-week basis