§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the British Steel Corporation's proposals for a new plate mill at Redcar.
§ Mr. Kaufman
I have made it clear to the corporation that the Government fully accept the case for substantial new investment in United Kingdom plate mill capacity at a suitable location. The corporation is now considering how this might best be achieved in the light of updated forecasts of future demand at home and abroad and will then make a recommendation to me.