HC Deb 03 December 1973 vol 865 cc255-6W
21. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on his policy on heliports in city centres.

Mr. Onslow

The Government regard the establishment of heliports as a matter for local authorities or other interested parties, advised as necessary by the Civil Aviation Authority, and subject to the appropriate planning consent.

narrow steel strips by reason of the recent production problems in the Strip Mills Division of the British Steel Corporation.

Mr. Tom Boardman

No such estimate is available. I have recently discussed the general problem of steel shortages with the steel producers and consumers, and I am confident that the industry is doing all it can to meet demand.

Mr. David Stoddart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will compare representative steel prices effective from 16th November 1973 in the United Kingdom with those prevailing in the Common Market ; and what percentage on average would be required to align United Kingdom prices with those in the Community.

Mr. Emery

The following table provided by the British Steel Corporation compares home trade prices in the countries of the European Communities with British Steel Corporation prices on 16th November 1973. It does not cover prices charged by United Kingdom private sector steel producers.

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