HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 c6W
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.