HC Deb 13 February 1978 vol 944 cc49-50W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what discussions he has had with other EEC industry ministers on the outlook for European steel prices and imports into the Community for the next 12 months.

Mr. Les Huckfield

My right hon. Friend keeps in close contact about these matters with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade, who in view of his primary responsibility for the trade aspects took part in the discussions on steel at the Council of Ministers' meetings on 19th-20th December and 17th January. Following these, the Commission is now conducting negotiations with third country suppliers. My right hon. Friend will shortly be meeting the French Minister for Industry for a general discussion on industrial matters including steel.

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