HC Deb 10 December 1979 vol 975 c460W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is his long-term policy on the maintenance of a pig-iron producing capacity in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Michael Marshall

The future of its pig-iron producing capacity is a matter for the British Steel Corporation. Pig-iron capacity in the private sector has all been closed or mothballed as uneconomic.