§ 33. Mr. Lambie
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what further consultations he has had with organisations concerned about the future job opportunities in the steel industry in Scotland.
§ Mr. Meacher
My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State visited nine Scottish steelworks in November and held meetings with local representatives of the workforces concerned. During the last eight months he has held four meetings with the Scottish TUC, the most recent being on 27th and 28th February in Glasgow during the visit of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister. He also met the Strathclyde Regional Council on 27th February. He will be holding tripartite meetings on 17th and 18th April with the British Steel Corporation and the TUC Steel Committee, including local representatives of the workforce from the plants affected by BSC's proposed closures in Scotland. He will also be meeting hon. Members with constituency interests in these proposed closures.