§ Mr. Taverne
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to deal with the shortage of forging quality steel; in particular, whether he will lower the tariffs on imported steel from Common Market countries; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Emery
Steel production and supplies are a matter for the steel industry and particular problems should be taken up direct with the suppliers. However, to help the present situation import duties on a number of steel products are currently suspended and my Department is willing to consider other applications wherever these are relevant.