29. Mr. Eddie Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make regular three-monthly statements on Her Majesty's Government's efforts to provide alternative jobs for steelworkers made redundant by the rationalisation of the British steel industry.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
Applications for assistance under the Industry Act are handled in strict confidence. I will however bear in mind the desirability of making information available about new projects in all cases where this is acceptable to those concerned.
§ Mr. Molloy
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what requests he has had from the British Steel Corporation for permission to increase its productive capacity of cold reduced steel sheet.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
The British Steel Corporation's development programme which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 21st December, provides for a substantial expansion in the corporation's productive capacity for cold reduced steel sheet.—[Vol. 848, c. 1576–8.]