HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 c412W
31. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what volume of steel production he expects to be achieved within the United Kingdom in the financial year 1980–81.

Mr. Michael Marshall

It will take the BSC some time to recover full production when the strike is over. The strike will also have an adverse effect on the Corporation's sales prospects, which cannot be quantified at present. Given the predominance of the BSC in United Kingdom crude steel production, it is therefore not possible to estimate United Kingdom steel production for 1980–81 at this stage.