HC Deb 19 May 1975 vol 892 c244W
Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will now dismiss the Chairman of the British Steel Corporation.

Mr. Benn

I believe that chairmen of nationalised industries should have the right to speak their minds. I strongly disagree, however, with the recent statements made by the Chairman of the British Steel Corporation, which have caused great anxiety in the industry, as I believe the problems of the corporation can only be settled by negotiation between management and unions.