HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 c369W
Mr. Cyril Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will take steps to make a grant to the Ebbw Vale steelworks of £1 million for the re-lining of the blast furnace.

Mr. Meacher

No. Expenditure on such work is a matter for the BSC. Having considered carefully in the course of the closure review the possibility of re-lining a furnace at Ebbw Vale the Government accepted that it would not be justified.

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