HC Deb 11 June 1973 vol 857 c225W
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.